Author: Ray,ond Gressieux
Illustrated by: Valentin Kovalenko
Paperback: 32 page(s)
Age Range: 5 - 9
Ontario curriculum: Language - Reading
In this ancient Romani folktale from Central Europe, Rani meets a prince in the forest. He falls in love with Rani and wants to marry her but the wicked witch Morgana has a different plan...
The story explores the classic tension between good and evil, tragedy and re-union, poverty and wealth.
The powerful, atmospheric illustrations bring and extra layer of drama to this tale. Using a mixture of materials including photographs, textures backgrounds and painting, Valentin creates a dream like collage world to bring out the essence of Raymond's word.
Children will enjoy exploring the different elements both of the text and the pictures and can be encouraged to make their own story collages.