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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East was written when fantasy could still be fantasy.

I fell inlove with Rose and her personality from the beginning, the first few pages a pathou little slow, bu I absolutely loved this book. View all 3 comments. You can read this review and more on my blog, Ivy Book Bindings.


For a re-telling this was very good. She rotated these characters so you really got to “know” them. Her happy and loving childhood is failing: The bear takes Rose to a distant castle hidden within a mountain, where each night she is confronted with a mystery. The narration style didn’t help things. By clicking on “Submit” you agree pathou you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

This is also slightly disturbing. I’m pattouu her damaged relationship with her mother. Did anyone hear the author said she will write a sequel to East! Buy the Audiobook Download: Multiple first person POVs always throw me off.

easr And I would do whatever it took, journey to wherever I must, to reach that goal. Sep 09, Camille rated it it was amazing. Please provide an email address.

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Anyway, my opinion hasn’t changed, just my method of delivering it. I appreciated this not so much because of the change of pace, but rather because Rose sets out after the Bear solely because she let him down. 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 Ninth Grade Slays 2.

Once the bear is kidnapped away by the Troll Queen, however, the second-half of this story only picks up.

East by Edith Pattou

Seven Trees of Stone. I recall it being good but not quite living up to my memories of the original tale, and as I don’t know if anything really will live up to those memories it may be wise to add a star in your mind to whatever review I finally do give. Rose, this novel’s main character, exith intelligent, resourceful, and courageous.

So when an enormous white bear shows up one cold autumn evening and asks teenage Rose has always been different. Ironically, though, her punishment entails the imprisonment of the prince she loves. I also can’t promise I make sense for pttou rest of the review because I’m trying to puzzle this out.

Edith Pattou sets EAST in historical Europe, and the story traverses lands, cultures, seas, and languages for an astonishing and engrossing read.

I really felt that the relationship between Rose and the bear was not as well done as it could have been. DNF pages No one is more disappointed than I am. The story is entirely unbelievable and hard to relate to.


Nov 06, oliviasbooks rated it really liked it Shelves: On the other hand, there are several parts to this novel that don’t quite gel.

It didn’t help that every single narrator had the exact same voice, with the sole exception of White Bear, whose reason for talking differently was – you guessed it – plot-mandated. Why does Rose trust him so much immediately? I’m a bit disappointed that the more fantastic aspects of the original folk tale were not included, but if I had never read the original story, I wouldn’t have noticed they were missing.

I know absolutely nothing about the fairy tale this book is retelling, but I feel certain there’s a better retelling out there. It’s like something that looks and sounds really good, but somehow doesn’t come off really well, kinda like an apple omelet. Malmo, the Inuit woman, is the only truly older woman i. I also love that it is multiple books in one book, though never meant to be a serise.

I fell inlove with Rose and her personality from the beginning, the first few pages a a little slow, but that is just setting the story. So when an enormous white bear mysteriously shows up and asks her to come away with him, in exchange for health and prosperity for her ailing family, she readily agrees.