Little Daylight: A Fairy Story

George MacDonald, Author, Erick Ingraham, Author, Erick Ingraham, Illustrator William Morrow & Company $12.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-688-06300-9
Like Sleeping Beauty, the princess in MacDonald's tale is cursed at her christening by a jealous fairy. Little Daylight can awaken only at night, and her beautry must wax and wane with the moon until ``a prince comes who shall kiss her without knowing it.'' A young prince glimpese the beribboned princess dancing in the moonlight and falls in love, but when he next finds her, there is no moon and the princess looks as ``wrinkled and drawn'' as a withered old woman. The pirnce, thinking the woman is dying, kisses her and the spell is broken: Little Daylight's face shines ``as bright as the never-aging dawn.'' Ingraham's paintings ( Cross-Country Cat and Porcupine Stew ) are meticulously rendered. He combines the luminosity of Renaissance portraits with an almost photographic detail, creating a fairy tale world of moonlit beauty. All ages. (August)
Reviewed on: 08/05/1988
Release date: 08/01/1988
Hardcover - 26 pages - 978-0-8050-0493-9
Hardcover - 32 pages - 978-1-55858-037-4
Hardcover - 978-0-688-06301-6
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