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. Book Review: East by Edith Pattou. Posted on July 28, Title: East. Author: Edith Pattou. Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult. Publisher: Harcort. Rose is the youngest of seven children, meant to replace her dead sister. Maybe because of that, she’s never really fit in. She’s always felt.

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So when an enormous white bear shows up one cold autumn evening and asks teenage Rose has always been different. And make sure the names you give people and places in your fictional world do follow the rules of your fictional world instead of names that don’t feel authentic to the setting. gy

When Rose returns to Bear, he is overjoyed. In solving that mystery, she loses her heart to a polar bear, discovers her purpose of life, and realizes her travels have only just begun.

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East by Edith Pattou

Moreover, Pattou’s rendition of it is more than satisfying, going so far as to touch upon Norse mythology and Inuit history. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Tides of the Dark Crystal 3. You will love it. Funny, considering some of those Inuit stories about women romancing their daughter-in-laws. This is a great book for all ages. Retrieved 10 July View all 8 comments. I didn’t like this story because I thought it was not a very creative re-telling of the fairy tale “East of the Sun, West of the Moon”. I get that, I get it’s a trope. People, when you’re writing something in Germanic or Nordic languages, please do make sure to not miss those funny little marks over a vowel: Children and Young Adult Literature portal.


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Edoth fable of east of the sun and west of the moon told in a novel form, it reminds me of fairytale retellings I read as a young teen, Robin McKinley and suchand it was very easy to submerge myself in the story. All that mattered was to make things right. In solving that mystery, she finds love, discovers her purpose, and realizes her travels have only just begun.

In discovering his identity, she loses her heart-and finds her purposeā€”and realizes her journey has just begun.

There’s a feel that the author isn’t that familiar with Scandinavia and its languages, despite her including phrases and words in Norwegian, because she misses the correct spelling and edth, a frequent mistake by foreigners. I love love love this book.

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The Sloan Squad S There, she discovers the true identity of the white bear Most of the whole family ny English names – Neddy, Eugenia – yet they are basically Norwegians. Jan 26, Keertana rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The bear takes Rose to a distant castle, where each night she is confronted with a mystery.


At long last, a sequel to East, called West! Myk discovers that his true human name is Charles Pierre Philippe and that he is actually the Dauphin of Fransk France. Ultimately, the reason why I grew to love Rose’s time in the castle was primarily because of her interactions with the Bear, which were both endearing and exasperating. Her superstitious mother keeps the unusual circumstances of Rose’s birth a secret, hoping to prevent her adventurous daughter from leaving home Views Read Edit View history.

When her older sister Sara becomes ill and the family falls on difficult financial times, a talking white bear comes to the house offering to heal Sara if Rose agrees to go away with him. Sep 09, Eash rated it it was amazing. Most of the voices are male. For those of you who don’t know, “East of the Apttou, West of the Moon” is similar to “Beauty and the Beast,” only instead of a beast, we have a polar bear, and instead of a wicked witch, there is a Rating: