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In the rural villages of Norway, there is an ancient belief that children inherit the qualities of the direction in which they are born. Nymah Rose, the last daughter of eight siblings born to a poor mapmaker and his superstitious wife, was a North-born baby. It is said that North-born babies are wild, unpredictable, intelligent, and destined to break their mothers' hearts because they all leave hearth and home to travel to the far ends of the earth. To keep her close, Rose's mother lied and told her she had been born of the obedient and pliable East. But destiny cannot be denied. One day, a great white bear comes to the mapmaker's door to claim Rose's birthright. Everything that comes after, as richly imagined by author Edith Pattou, is the basis for one of the most epic romantic fantasies ever told. East is a deftly woven tapestry that melds traditional fairy tale motifs of both Beauty and the Beast and East of the Sun and West of the Moon, with the haunting icy lore of medieval northern lands. Told in a changing chorus of voices, including that of Rose, her hopeful brother Neddy, her regretful father, the charmed white bear, and the Troll Queen whose selfish wish is the catalyst that seals Rose's fate, East will enchant any and all who venture within its pages. It is a tale for the Ages, and for all ages. Highly recommended. (Ages 12 and older) --Jennifer Hubert

Genre: Fantasy
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : Library Binding
Title: East
Author(s): Edith Pattou
ISBN: 1435287770 / 9781435287778
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May 2005 : Hardback
Title: East
Author(s): Edith Pattou
ISBN: 0756950546 / 9780756950545 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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May 2005 : Library Binding
Title: East
Author(s): Edith Pattou
ISBN: 1417670789 / 9781417670789 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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September 2003 : Hardback
Title: East
Author(s): Edith Pattou
ISBN: 0152045635 / 9780152045630 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : Paperback
Title: East
Author(s): Edith Pattou
ISBN: 0152052216 / 9780152052218 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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Audio Editions

January 2006 : Audio Cassette
Title: East
Author(s): Edith Pattou
ISBN: 0307246663 / 9780307246660 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House (NY)
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: East
Author(s): Edith Pattou
ISBN: B007QUTKSU
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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