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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
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.
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".More about Mitsumasa Anno...