A beautiful, new edition of the beloved fantasy hailed as “the stuff of epic tale telling” (Booklist), perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast from New York Times. Book Review: East by Edith Pattou. Posted on July 28, Title: East. Author: Edith Pattou. Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult. Publisher: Harcort. Readers with a taste for fantasy and folklore will embrace Pattou’s (Hero’s Song) lushly rendered retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

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When reading about your favorite character of efith time becomes a chore rather than pleasurable, I think you can safely assume the author’s done something wrong. I get that, I get it’s a trope.


It’s like Pattou didn’t know what to do with this guy for a whole book so he’s just sent to various places like a bouncing ping pong ball and falls into whatever problems the side plot vaguely needs him to. Push through them and I promise you will not be disappointed. Rose feels out of place in her family, despite her love for them and her home; she can never live up to the standard set by her dead sister Elise, and is consumed by un-east-like wanderlust and desire for adventure. Also it seemed like this was suppose to take place in a Great retelling.

Only who would have that kind of power is an ill stated nation? I hope I’ll carve out some time to review, but I have eaat say this is how a fairytale retelling should be in my opnion. Near Njord, Rose paftou an Inuit woman named Malmo, who helps nurse her and the Captain back to health.


Fear not, because West is every bit as beautiful, magnificent and wondrous as East. I’m conflicted about this novel. The multiple narrators adds a unique rhythm and scope to the story that makes the whole so much more than the sum of its parts.

This long awaited sequel is a wonderful read though not as good as the first. Notice that this book is like pages long, and I read it, nay! Esat, there is the bit with him helping take care of Winn at the end editb is useful, so I’ll count that.

And so, when a sequel was announced, some 15 years after the publication of East, to say I was excited might have been a huge understatement. Why do we not get the view of Rose’s mother or her sister? Because no one else viewed her objectively enough for her not to be annoying in their POVs.

And so is the word Eadt. Instead, it focuses on other perspectives that don’t really add to the story and distance the reader away from Rose and her new journey. May 29, Luna de Selene marked it as to-read.

And I dare you not to like Rose. Total throw away dialogue. And why is an Inuit woman named after a place in Sweden? For more information, please see http: I absolutely loved this book. Eeast the morning, he disappears before Rose wakes up and can see his true form.

I still think that this was a horrendous novel, badly plotted with shoddy characters. Rose is the youngest in her family.

For one, the novel is told in alternating perspectives, each chapter shifting from the point of views of Rose, her older brother Neddy, her Father, the Troll Queen, or the Bear himself. Wouldn’t wast be more interesting to hear from the sister who was aided by Rose’s going with the bear instead of hearing how silly editg mother is, how husband and son seem to reject her?


You’d think, with all the plot-mandated things that I’ve mentioned before, that the plot, at least, would be strong. Other books in the series. Reading it at a bus stop in the freezing rain was comforting, paftou reading it cozied up with blankets and tea was exactly what I wanted. Want to Read saving…. It was also so nice to get to know Rose’s children.

Children’s Book Review: EAST by Edith Pattou, Author . Harcourt $18 (p) ISBN

To ask other readers questions about Eastplease sign up. Pages to import images to Wikidata. And I really do love it. Not so Intrested anymore. Most of the voices are male.

Now Rose has found her ha 4. In fact, I think the lack of development from the characters was the novel’s biggest downfall. Second nitpicking problem – I’ve seen better world building.

Rose, who was the one who wove the shirt easily removes the stain and breaks the Queen’s spell over Myk. Which I was unaware of going in, and easst realism is soooo not my jam.

East Book Summary and Study Guide

Fortunately it wasn’t realism at the cost of magic. Rose is the youngest of seven children, meant to replace her dead sister. Parker School, Scripps College B.