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Jane Ray
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Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it 8 years ago
The oldest written Sumerian story tells of the youth of Lugalbanda, father of the famous Gilgamesh. Lugalbanda was the youngest son of Enmerkar, who drained the marshes to build the city of Uruk (according to myth, at the direction of the goddess Inanna). Wanting to make Inanna's city the most beaut...
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it 9 years ago
A little girl ghost(?) visits children bringing them fantastical dreams(?) or adventures. It's not entirely clear what is going on, or why, or whether the experiences and visiting creatures are real or not. Jinnie herself seems less like the standard conception of a human ghost and more like more ki...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it 10 years ago
**Note: This is a secular review.I really like that Ray used the text from the King James version of the Bible so that I could discuss Biblical translations with my daughter. And in truth it is very nice prose to read aloud. Although, it's worth noting Ray does deviate from the KJV when she talks ...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 10 years ago
An elegant and lavish interpretation of the classic holiday song.
A Rep Reading
A Rep Reading rated it 10 years ago
I am a long-time Jane Ray fan, so of course, I like like her version of the The Twelve Days of Christmas. The text is strictly the song lyrics. The beauty of Ray's illustrations are in her color palette, the delicate details, and the imaginative setting. Add this to your Christmas book collection.
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