Kieren Dutcher
Pavla, the spider
2006
gouache resist
A Ukrainian folk tale I have rewritten , Pavla's Christmas Gift, is about a girl who rescues a spider, then later the spider repays the favor when she falls ill. The story explains the Eastern European tradition of hanging spider ornaments and tinsel on Christmas trees, and also includes directions for making your own spider ornament. The borders of the illustrations are traditional Ukrainian patterns.

Sold to Highlights Magazine, June 2010
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