The Star-Child

The Star-Child



Oskar Oyailnt
adaptation: Rena Rossi - Zairi
illustrator: Vasilis Papatsaroychas

Metaichmio, 2008
27 p.
ISBN 978-960-455-462-1, [Out of Print]
Price € 14,27

A charming, philosophical fairy tale by Oscar Wilde about a baby boy found by a poor woodcutter in a bright and beautiful star. The woodcutter adopts the boy, who grows up extremely beautiful but also arrogant and cruel... Written for older children and the young of heart, in the fine prose of Oscar Wilde. It is marvellously illustrated by Vassilis Papatsarouchas, nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. His style is completely original. Idiosyncratic and rule-breaking, he combines high-brow seriousness with childish fun, all in a modern context. His use of colour, combined with minimal lines and intense perspectives, contributes in making the storyline stand out.