Many Moons

James Thurber, Author, Marc Simont, Illustrator Harcourt Children's Books $17 (48p) ISBN 978-0-15-251872-1
Reillustrating a classic is a dicey proposition. On the one hand, publishers run the risk of alienating readers loyal to the original interpretation; but on the other, there's the opportunity to captivate new readers with a fresh artistic vision. The track record for re-illustrations is mixed as well, but in this case, the verdict is unequivocal: success. A Caldecott Medalist himself, Simont proves a noble successor to Louis Slobodkin, and his buoyant watercolors, full of poignancy and subtle merriment, more than do justice to Thurber's beloved tale of a princess who asks for the moon, and the wise jester who presents her with it. Even staunch traditionalists will find it hard to resist this new version. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/12/1990
Release date: 09/01/1990
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