Nurse Lugton's Curtain
Virginia Woolf. Gulliver Books, $16 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-15-205048-1
Virginia Woolf fans may be curious to discover her picture-book tale of magic, Nurse Lugton's Curtain, first published in a collection in 1965; and Julie Vivas's illustrations first appeared with the text in 1991. Nurse Lugton falls asleep while embroidering a curtain, and the animals and village depicted on the drapery come alive. Vivas aptly depicts a transformed Lugton, incorporated into the landscape, slumbering over the village.
Reviewed on: 04/01/2004