Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest


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$18.99  $17.66
Gecko Press (Tm)
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6.85 X 8.35 X 0.55 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Ole Könnecke was born in 1961 and spent his childhood in Sweden. He now lives in Germany and has produced more than 30 books, several of which have won international awards.


"Profuse line and wash illustration, in a minimal palette of light oranges and browns, set the scene and capture atmosphere and personalities beautifully, from the egomaniacal witch to Dulcinea's sweet father--whether as a human or a tree."--The Horn Book Magazine

-- (11/8/2021 12:00:00 AM)

"['Dulcinea'] is a well-told tale with an indefatigable heroine, and an interplay of words and pictures that feels as if it shares lineage with Quentin Blake and Roald Dahl. A fine winter evening read-aloud, to be enjoyed next to a warm fire with a plate of cookies. Or, you know, 'biscuits.'"--The New York Times Book Review

-- (9/10/2021 12:00:00 AM)

"Könnecke's early chapter book moves at a quick clip and is punctuated by entertaining non sequiturs and simple inked illustrations in orange, black, and white. This will easily be a success with both young listeners and readers, who will be drawn to dauntless Dulcinea."--Booklist

-- (9/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)

"Concise chapters move the pace along as readers follow Könnecke's inky, black-outlined art in a tale for those who love magic, fairy tales, and blueberries on their pancakes."--Publisher's Weekly

-- (8/16/2021 12:00:00 AM)

"[T]his fairy tale is updated with some attitude and a gentle poking of fun at fairy-tale tropes . . . The juxtaposition of Dulcinea's earnest, often deadpan mien and the witch's over-the-top dramatic expressions is priceless . . . Wonderfully amusing illustrations enrich a confident, capably executed narrative."--Kirkus Reviews

-- (7/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)