The Old Country

Author(s): Mordicai Gerstein

Fiction

From the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal comes a memorable new work, a novel of singular insight and imagination that transports readers to the Old Country, where "all the fairy tales come from, where there was magic -- and there was war." There, Gisella stares a moment too long into the eyes of a fox, and she and the fox exchange shapes. Gisella's quest to get her girl-body back takes her on a journey across a war-ravaged country that has lostits shape. She encounters magic, bloodshed, and questions of power and justice -- until finally, looking into the eyes of the fox once more, she faces a strange and startling choice about her own nature. Part adventure story and part fable; exciting, beautifully told, rich in humor and wisdom, The Old Country is the work of an artist and storyteller at the height of his powers.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780862789800
  • : O'Brien Press, Limited, The
  • : O'Brien Press, Limited, The
  • : August 2007
  • : .4 Inches X 5.1 Inches X 7.7 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mordicai Gerstein
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 142