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The Glass Mountain: Tales from Poland    by David Walser & Jan Pienkowski Amazon.com order for
Glass Mountain
by David Walser
Order:  USA  Can
Candlewick, 2014 (2014)
Hardcover
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

You'll find eight short stories in this beautifully designed volume that features traditional Polish fairy tales. The range of characters here include a young man who seeks out a magical flower that will give him great wealth at a very dear cost, and a soldier who confronts a dangerous dragon.

A distinctive cut-paper technique is utilized by the illustrator to create the illustrations that accompany each tale. There's also a pronunciation guide that will assist the reader with Polish place and character names.

All in all, this is a lovely collection of stories, but beware some of them do not end on a happy note so the book might be more appropriate for older children in the eight to nine and older range.

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