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In Shadowland
Mitsumasa Anno
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In Shadowland

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Chaos descends on Shadowland when the watchman leaves his post to join a little match girl on a snowy street in the real world.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published by Orchard Books (NY)
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Oct 22, 2015 Paul rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-lit
Anno's use of the paper cut technique quickly brings to mind the silkscreen prints of his fellow countryman Sadao Watanabe - they are spectacular. The storyline isn't quite as strong as his detailed travel books, but still conveys a mythic quality about the interaction between our everyday world and the nearby world of shadows.
Feb 21, 2012 June rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: shadow requests and alternate match girl story
Recommended to June by: Polly
Shelves: picture-book
A much more palatable retelling of the Little Match Girl. (I was horrified by the fairy tale as a child.) Maybe I can hand this out if I think the parents are pushing the fairy tale on too young a child.
Turrean rated it it was ok
Jun 26, 2011
Apr 14, 2015 Victor rated it it was ok
Anno is a boss... but this was my least favorite of his books.
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Mitsumasa Anno (born March 20, 1926) is a Japanese illustrator and writer of children's books, known best for picture books with few or no words. He received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1984 for his "lasting contribution to children's literature".

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