You also get the absolutely stunning visual treat of Jim Di Bartolo's illustrations. I was transfixed by this book's cover, and was taken aback when I found more lush illustrations inside.
Ms. Taylor begins with a spin-off of one my favorite poems, The Goblin Market...
before transporting her readers to hot, sticky, and exotic India for a re-telling of the Orpheus myth...
and then finishing off with a tale of her own imagining.
I've been an aspiring writer for a while now, and have always wanted to play with The Goblin Market and the Orpheus myth in a number of different ways. To see Ms. Taylor play with these stories so lovingly, and so seductively, is inspiring.
If you haven't already read it, please do yourself a huge favor and read the book. I promise you that all your senses will be engaged.
P.s. In response to a special request...marshmallow madness!