The Steadfast Tin Soldier

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Product Details
Price
$22.95  $21.34
Publisher
Enchanted Lion Books
Publish Date
Pages
64
Dimensions
8.6 X 10.8 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781592702022

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About the Author
JooHee Yoon is an illustrator and printmaker committed to the art of bookmaking. She enjoys combining illustration with design whenever possible and using both traditional and industrial printing techniques for her projects. Rather than a single approach, she tries to match the tone of each project. She strives to create picture books that work on many levels and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Reviews
★"Colored in bold reds, blacks, and grays, Yoon's angular mixed-media prints highlight the soldier's stoicism and the perils he faces." -- STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly

"Hans Christian Andersen's iconic tale of love, loyalty, and loss, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, is retold by Joohee Yoon using classic printmaking artistry with an avant-garde edge. In gray scale with vivid scarlet splashes, the story of the soldier and the ballerina unfolds, maintaining all the tragic dignity of the original while infusing a fresh and thrilling air of suspense and emotion, ideal for those experiencing the tin soldier's journey for the first time or the fiftieth."--Foreword Reviews

"...absolutely stunning." --Sally Morgan, The Curious Reader (Glen Rock, NJ)
"Yoon faithfully retells Andersen's literary fairy tale in sober prose and dazzling illustrations, created by hand drawing, relief printing, and computer techniques. The story of the one-legged toy soldier who falls in love with a paper ballerina and accidentally embarks on a series of adventures certainly has its grim moments, and Yoon's art--with its layered patterns and textures, limited palette (red, black, and gray), and dynamic perspectives--revels in these. ... Yoon's art, with its intentionally static feel despite all those eye-catching patterns, evokes the heart of Andersen's tale: the tragedy of the soldier's steadfastness and enforced passivity."--Katrina Hedeen, The Horn Book "I'm such a sucker for everything that [JooHee Yoon] makes, and this didn't disappoint. She perfectly achieves a captivating story using black, white, red, and silver in graphic shapes, texture, and a beautiful style." --The Reading Ninja