Re: McKinley: Re: Trina Schart Hyman

From: Katherine Hartsough <>
Date: Thu Jul 29 1999 - 23:06:25 PDT

girl seems rather ineffectual- she's not the one who went out in search of a
knight. I always prefer to see the ending as open to interpretation. The
final illustration is of Gawain? holding both their hands, and I like to
pretend that he realizes the fine qualities of his companion on the journey.

>From: "alexandra kollontai" <>
>Subject: McKinley: Re: Trina Schart Hyman
>Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 18:21:42 PDT
>okay so it's really obvious i haven't checked this email in a few
>trina schart hyman also has an excellent illustrated version of _the
>it's probably also in the children's section but it is wonderful and worth
>checking out if you like fairy tales or arthurian legend. a word of
>warning, the ending is the traditional ending, and i definitely would have
>rather seen him end up with the other lady in the tale :). but that's just
>my opinion....
>>From: "Katherine Hartsough" <>
>>Subject: Re: Re: McKinley: riddles/mazes/labyrinths
>>Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 19:03:13 PDT
>>years ago, with beautiful illustrations for several fairy tales, but I had
>>forgotten the illustrator's name. It must be Susan Jeffers, because some
>>the pictures were from "the Wild Swans" (another fairy tale I love), and I
>>remember that the style was similar to that of those in Black Beauty.
>>Speaking of illustrators, my all time favorite is Trina Schart Hyman, who
>>has done many fairy tales, including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and
>>several others. If no one has come across her yet, you must check her
>>Her illustrations are hauntingly beautiful, and always create an
>>of mystery and magic. Libraries usually carry several of the books, in
>>non-fiction children's section. If you want to look them up, some of the
>>books are authored by her, others by Margaret Hodges, Barbara Rogasky, and
>> -Katie
>>P.S. I love the illustration aspect of stories, and if anyone has any
>>illustrators they'd like to recommend, feel free!
>>>Subject: Re: Re: McKinley: riddles/mazes/labyrinths
>>>Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 17:52:10 EDT
>>>wow! thanks for answering my questions so fast and so thoroughly,
>>>yes, i have read mercer mayer's version of "east of the sun, west of the
>>>moon," and love it even more than the original telling. mercer mayer and
>>>susan jeffers are my two favorite illustrators (mayer and his wife?
>>>did an amazing rendition of "beauty and the beast," as everyone here
>>>knows, and jeffers did the illustrations for robin's version of "black
>>>beauty") - for anyone else who's interested, susan jeffers did the
>>>illustrations for the childrens-book versions of "the wild swans" as well
>>>"the snow queen," which are how i was introduced to the stories, years
>>>ago...jeffers illustrations in both versions are amazing
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