There, Gisella stares a moment too long into the eyes of a fox, and she and the fox exchange shape. Gisella's quest to get her girl-body back takes her on a journey across a war-ravaged country that has lost its shape. She encounters sprites, talking animals, a chicken that lays a golden egg, a court with a spider for a judge...and bloodshed, destruction, and questions of power and justice. Finally, looking into the eyes of the fox once more, she faces a strange and startling choice about her own nature.
The Old Country is at once timeless and contemporary, a tale that draws on a wealth of storytelling tradition and dramatizes the question of what it is to be human. Part adventure story, part fable; exciting, beautifully told, rich in humor and wisdom, it is the work of an artist and storyteller at the height of his powers.
Enjoyed every second from start to finish.Was very moved by the characters, depth & symbolism that even most children understand.
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I love a good retelling of a fairytale, but this narrators accented voices grated on me so much I had to switch the book off and take a break many times (which is saying something on a book under 4 hours long).
She has a vocal range that in this book runs from mildly irritating to nails-down-a-blackboard
Beautifully narrated tale of 'the old Country', rich in metaphor and symbolism. It is deep, dark and thought provoking.