When elves take Jack's younger sister, he searches for her with Pega, the slave he has freed, in Elfland. Ancient English legends, Pictish symbols, early Christianity, and even earlier religions blend in this lively sequel.
Both traditional and fresh, lively and literary, this retelling features a brown-skinned child who travels through the winter woods to visit her ailing grandmother. Gorgeously detailed illustrations on oversized double-paged spreads are full of touches that extend the familiar story.
Armed with old tales told by her father, courageous Minli leaves her village near Fruitless Mountain to find Old Man of the Moon and the true secret of good fortune. Jewel-toned illustrations and folklore creatures add to the magic of this fantasy steeped in Chinese tradition.
Foiled at every turn, a nattily dressed wolf tries to catch some snacks: three pigs, a red-hooded little girl, an outspoken shepherd, and others. Five amiably illustrated folktales in comic format have plenty of details to amuse careful observers.