CM . . .
. Volume XII Number 21 . . . . June 23, 2006
The story begins as a tale being told by an old lighthouse keeper to his grandchildren that segues into the actual story of Princess June. The illustrations appear to be computer generated. The illustrations are not effectively integrated into the text (seems somewhat choppy). In fact, the colour, contrast, and smoothness of the images remind me of a video game. Thus, each image lacks a certain artistic quality and seems more like a still image from a moving picture. There are many awkward uses of grammar in this work. For example, “‘I have flown over these hills; in fact, I have a map that will show us the way.'” In addition, the dialogue has a forced element and lacks a natural flow, thereby affecting the overall tone of the book. The ending of the book, which is rather sudden and does not tie back into the lighthouse keeper and his grandchildren, causes the story to stop abruptly. In essence, this work seems in need of further edits. In addition, the illustrative component is unique and somewhat unappealing. Based on these flaws, I would not recommend this work for purchase.
Christina Neigel is an Instructor at the University College of the Fraser Valley for the Library and Information Technology Program in Abbotsford, BC.
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