Rating: 5 of 5
THE best Christmas present of 2015! Highly recommended to any collector of fairy-tale illustrations and/or fan of Ruth Sanderson’s work. Filled to bursting with hundreds of full-color illustrations as well as sketches, reference photos, and stories of inspiration. Ruth’s illustrations are vibrant, enchanting, beautiful — and yet, none of those words truly captures the way her art affects me.
My first experience with Ruth’s work was The Store-Bought Doll, a book I loved the moment I first read it over 30 years ago, and one I still love and treasure. I gifted my then 15-year-old copy (which was already pretty well-loved) to my little girl, and I hope someday she’ll do the same with her children.
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(Review cross-posted on LibraryThing and Goodreads.)
I cannot wait to get my hands on MacDonald’s The Golden Key, newly illustrated by Ruth Sanderson, to be released in Fall 2016 from Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. Pre-order your copy today.