Intolerance and Intrigue: Victor and Christabel

Friday, March 2, 2007.

Victor and ChristabelAuthor: Petra Mathers
Illustrator: Petra Mathers
Published: 1993 Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 0679930604

Packed with colour and captivating character, this modern fairy tale whisks us through the darkness of domination, the sweet spell of infatuation and the prison of our own limitations — then leaves us chewing dreamily on the issues it presents.

Sadly, this is another wonderful book which has fallen out of print. I hope your library has a copy.

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Tricking the Trickster: Borreguita and the Coyote

Wednesday, December 27, 2006.

Borreguita And The CoyoteAuthor: Verna Aardema
Illustrator: Petra Mathers
Published: 1998 Dragonfly Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0679889361

It’s tough to tell who’s the underdog in this colourful folk tale full of character and cleverness: the hungry coyote or the spunky lamb. We love them both!


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