Deliverers of Their Country
L. Zwerger, Edith Nesbit. NorthSouth, $6.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-55858-612-3
redelivered Two books illustrated by Viennese artist Lisbeth Zwerger are being reissued in dual editions: The Deliverers of Their Country by E. Nesbit, a tale of two children who save England from an unwelcome dragon infestation, and the uncanny and witty The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. Zwerger's full-page watercolors in muted tones are both ethereal and sure, fanciful and somber. They bring out the delightful oddities of each tale.
Reviewed on: 11/04/1996