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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Refresh and try again. Oct 12, Lacey Louwagie rated it it was ok Shelves: Some of this was kind of wild, but the author did a great job at anchoring it firmly to the story.

May 29, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Shelves: It seems like the women are more tools they are, basically, the helper figures of the fairy tale. Malmo, the Inuit woman, is the only truly older woman i. View all 15 comments. May 26, Marquise rated it liked it Shelves: Since the book had such a large scope in following different characters over an extended period of time, it read like this: All around I would recomend this book to anyone who loves exith great adventure story.

Moreover, I love that Rose never gives up. Funny, considering some of those Inuit stories about women romancing their daughter-in-laws.


It’s true this patttou a YA book, but it seems to be geared towards young women and girls more than young men and boys. 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.

The Troll Queen, for instance, is obsessed with the human prince she finds; so much so that she fakes his death and is punished for her actions by her father. Their relationship was amazing and wasn’t all fluffed up. The book is chaste and simple, which makes me think its more suited to East was written when fantasy could still be fantasy.

Additionally if Rose was always running off, how did she get these lessons?

Like Rose, the Troll Princess has an older woman as quasi helper. And the sad thing is he I’m pretty sure it was a he really did – I had trouble believing that any of these characters would do anything that didn’t come directly from their plot-mandated ‘personalities’.

Pages to import images to Wikidata. She rotated these eddith so you really got to “know” them.

WEST by Edith Pattou | Kirkus Reviews

This is a great book for all ages. This is also slightly disturbing.

Alright, I can stop feeling like I’ve polluted GoodReads with a horribly written review. But first, in case you don’t know, “East of the Sun, West of the Moon” is a wonderful fairy tale.



On top of that, it feels like borderline magical realism? As the last child in a household of seven, not to mention a replacement child for the East daughter who died, Rose and her mother share a strained relationship.

I’m discounting her damaged relationship with her mother. This one started kind of slow, but it picked up during the latter half with her journey to “East of the Eawt, West of t This is Young Adult Fantasy. Pattou Ghosting, etc. But I liked it. It is also telling that when Rose eedith to make friends with the Bear’s servants, it is the male patgou she reaches out to. The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm. Also it seemed like this was suppose to take place in a Great retelling.

Anyway, I’m making it sound somewhat boring when it wasn’t. Rose can go back home to her family The book was a failure in most respects – other than the prose on a sentence level, which as I said before, was actually pretty good.