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The East-West House

Review
By PaperTigers

Hale employs many elements of traditional Japanese design in the book, including large-flake snows, cherry blossoms, the maple leaf, and fabric patterns for carpenters’ jackets. Often incorporating torn handmade papers, she captures the tender relations between Leonie and Isamu, sitting by a stream or reading Greek myths, as his artistic sensibility grew. . . . Children will be drawn into her story by its compelling images and endearing characters. —PaperTigers