East is a novel by the author Edith Pattou. It is an adaptation of an old Norwegian folk tale entitled “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” and is an ALA. Readers with a taste for fantasy and folklore will embrace Pattou’s (Hero’s Song) lushly rendered retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon. The Paperback of the East by Edith Pattou at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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No matter how difficult the task before her seems, she keeps barreling forward. As I’m not the target audience, I’ll add a star because this was age appropriate. The Case of the Missing Marquess.

The original story is very akin to Beauty and the Beastbut this particular retelling allows for more trolls, more white bears, more questing You begin to wonder why exactly it is that the brother and father of the protagonist have each their own POV, especially the father, who becomes just superfluous eventually, as the brother could’ve delivered all the father did just as well; and the brother gets too much onpage time, way more than the bear, who’s the actual protagonistand he also gets a bit of a side story all of his own that shouldn’t take so much of the book as this isn’t his story.

It is why I love polar bears. All that mattered was to make things right. Mar 05, Oda Renate rated it it was amazing Shelves: A nostalgic, emotional five for this book.

EAST by Edith Pattou | Kirkus Reviews

Children’s Books Ireland The novel delineated an ordinary world from a magical world by making Rose’s home life somewhat more mundane as well as keeping from her many of the magical resources she receives in the fairy tale. The romance was slow-building, more about trust and compassion, than about physical edithh.


On the other hand, there are several parts to this novel that don’t quite gel. Its lengthiness could discourage reluctant readers while its fundamental weaknesses easy irritate stronger readers.

The story is based on the Norwegian fairytale “East of the Sun and Evith of the Moon” which I didn’t know until I read the author’s notes at the end. If you haven’t already, I’d encourage you to look into this fairy tale.

While Rose does form a type of relationship with Malmo and two other females, none of these relationships seems as deep as the ones with her father and brother. The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm. The heroine, Rose, is just perfect and I could not get enough of her doings, I can honestly say she made me smile and even laugh out loud in pretty much every chapter. There is a reason I still see this book in bookstores: The result were many very short chapters, and it didn’t take long for me to get a sense of whiplash – one small thing would happen, and then we’d switch to someone else’s narration for another small thing to happen.

However, in edigh fairness, I’ve seen worse, much worse.

It’s true that Rose isn’t the only female voice of the novel. So in short, polar bear is really a prince who has to be saved by a girl who screws up once, but redeems herself and her love by saving them both in the end.

Since I read this back when I was first becoming interested in YA, I was worried that a second reading would prove to be less enjoyable.


Please try again later. Rose travels on the bear’s broad back to a distant and empty castle, where she is nightly joined by a mysterious stranger. May 04, Clara Biesel rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved everything about this book! There’s a hard and fast rule to their relationship, though, and when Rose eventually breaks it, the results are far worse than she imagined. All the nitpicking aside, there are some efith bits in eddith book, but here’s where the conflict comes from, at least for me.


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East by Edith Pattou

Want to Read Currently Easg Read. Retrieved from ” https: When word comes that Charles has been lost at sea, Rose is not convinced it was an accident, suspecting the Troll Queen has survived to seek vengeance. Is that a real thing? I have seriously been missing out because Rose is kind of the perfect heroine: Yet, despite this, Rose succeeds because she can sew, because she knows material.

Necessary wherever the first is popular; a good addition to any collection where fairy-tale retellings circulate well. John Green Box Set.

Moreover, I love that the villains of this tale are so ambiguous in their “evil” label. Their relationship was amazing and wasn’t all fluffed up. If you had mixed feelings about His Dark Materials, but st A pattoh, emotional five for this book.

And the sad thing is he I’m pretty sure it was a he really did – I had trouble believing that any of these characters would do anything that didn’t come edity from their plot-mandated ‘personalities’. For me, what makes or breaks a solid re-telling is the author’s own insight into a traditional fairy tale.