East is a novel by the author Edith Pattou. It is an adaptation of an old Norwegian folk tale entitled “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” and is an ALA. 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. The Paperback of the East by Edith Pattou at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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That Inevitable Victorian Thing. View all 8 comments. Since the book had such a large scope in following different characters over an extended period of time, it read like this: Sep 14, Dani rated it did not like it Shelves: So when an enormous white bear shows up one cold autumn evening and asks teenage Rose to come away with it–in exchange for health and prosperity for her ailing family–she readily agrees.

Serena Blasco and Nancy Springer. And the sad thing is he I’m pretty sure it was a he really did – I had trouble believing that any of these characters would do anything that didn’t come directly from their plot-mandated ‘personalities’.

I’ve read it so many times and never has it grown old.

East by Edith Pattou

Short chapters, larger print. We are experiencing technical difficulties. I love stories that come to a nice clean end, no questions, no pieces left unturned. Why not keep the name Norway, or alternatively use new names for the cities.


Necessary wherever the first is popular; a good addition to any collection where fairy-tale retellings circulate well. Although the ultimate conclusion regarding the Eeast Queen seemed to tie up a little too neatly for my tastes, overall, this novel is perfect from beginning to end.

John Green Box Set. About East Rose is the youngest of seven children, meant to replace her dead sister. The multiple POVs are so seamless and well done. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jun 21, Minutes Young Adult Buy. The prolouge bothered me a bit, it was never explored who the prolouge person was.

And yet, Rose’s love and affection for her family – for all her sisters and brothers – is so palpably felt. Its lengthiness could discourage reluctant readers while its fundamental weaknesses may irritate stronger readers. There was a problem adding your email address. Rose is just amazing and you can’t help but admiring her persistence. I also love that it is multiple books in one book, though never meant to be a serise.

Parker School, Scripps College B. Additionally if Rose was always running off, how did she get these lessons? It’s not good, but it’s not bad. Lists with This Book. Now, to the nitpick. Then why, I have to wonder, are the men given more place? Unfortunately, once the story hits the middle of the narrative arc, decline settles in. When she gets to the Troll kingdom, Rose describes the other humans there with the troll word for human, soft skin.

Rose is the youngest child of seven children and because she was a eeast a North born child, according to her mother, she always loved exploring her homeland Njord and getting into trouble.


Funny, considering some of those Inuit stories about edithh romancing their daughter-in-laws. In Easta teenage girl named Rose has a sense of adventure that her worried mother has always tried, unsuccessfully, to quell. It’s an interesting spin, especially as “Beauty and the Beast” is so well-known. I enjoyed the alternating POV. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. From the moment the sleigh had vanished from sight and I could no longer hear the silver bells I knew that I would go after the stranger that had been the white bear to make right the terrible wrong I had done him Anyway, I’m making it sound somewhat boring when eaxt wasn’t.

A fine retelling of an old, less well-known folktale. 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.


Like, ok, I get how her mother is battshizz crazy about pattoou and birth direction. Looking for More Great Reads? I still think that this was a horrendous novel, badly plotted with shoddy characters. And I would do whatever it took, journey to wherever I must, to reach that goal.