West of the West Wind

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  • Author Name: Nils-Johan Jorgensen
  • Publication Date: 27/03/2014
  • Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781909716223

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Nils-Johan Jorgensen is a master teller of folk tales for children which draw on myth and legend from cultures around the world. His first collection North of the North Wind included four stories based on Nordic fairy tales, set in curious dreamscapes.

His second, East of the East Wind, incorporates oriental themes and lore to create beguiling modern-day fables.

West of the West Wind continues the series in the same tradition, featuring three beautifully illustrated stories; The Library, Wolves and the Silence of the Sail. This time, our heroes face adversarial situations and malevolent foes which challenge every bit of their strength and courage. Dark and foreboding, these stories will appeal to older children’s love of the bizarre and sinister.

1 review for West of the West Wind

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Book Guild

    (From Amazon): The four very different short stories – again beautifully illustrated – in this second collection are a little more adult in nature to those in the first collection (North of the North Wind). As with the first collection, philosphical observations are gently woven into the stories, though in this book these are slightly more melancholy in tone, gently introducing the younger reader to themes such as history, change and death.

    My favourite? I think I shall choose the charming ”A Snow Ballerina in a Red Cap”, which in its telling touches upon Japan’s recent history as well as its ancient traditions and blends these with a lovely tale about a little girl and her friendship with a Japanese crane.

    Lovely stories which are both entertaining and educational.

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