Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Review #1440 Only a Witch Can Fly by Alison McGhee
Only a Witch Can Fly by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
Rating: three stars (out of four)
I really liked the illustrations throughout this book; they were haunting but not creepy and faded without lacking color. The black silhouettes were lovely and I liked how she used hues of subtle colors to make the pages rich and dynamic. The illustrations were still playful and imaginative - I liked them immensely. The story was told through poetry, a vestina, which has a certain cadence and rhythm. The ending of the story was a little unrealistic, but didn't pull too much from my enjoyment of the story. I'd probably recommend.