"Gorgeous. Beautiful. Flawless.": Pen Pals & Picture Books Review of Leif the Lucky

By Robyn
Pen Pals & Picture Books

Nothing brings joy to a children's picture book junky like an exquisite reprint of a classic book.  Before I even really start I have to say every reprint I've held in my hands by University of Minnesota Press is gorgeous.  The quality is beyond comparison.  The feel of the paper, the richness of the colors, the weight of the book… all of it. 

Now that that's out of my system.

Today I'm featuring Leif the Lucky by Ingri & Edgar Parin D'Aulaire, originally published in 1941.  It's a picture book biography of the famous viking explorer Leif the Lucky or Leif Erikson (Erik's son). 

Continue reading the review here.