Nurse Lugton's Curtain by Virginia Woolf

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Frozen in the pattern of a drawing-room curtain, a dreamlike world waits patiently while Nurse Lugton sews. As she dozes in the lamplight, the animals adorning the curtain nod to one another and slowly awaken, making their way toward a sparkling lake and a magical town.

This wondrous story by Virginia Woolf was found among the manuscript pages of her Mrs. Dalloway. Julie Vivas's glorious illustrations bring Mrs. Woolf's words to life to create a magical volume that will enchant children and adults alike.

About Virginia Woolf

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VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941) is one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. She is best known for her novels Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, and for her groundbreaking feminist essay A Room of One's Own. She is also the author of numerous collections of essays, letters, journals, and literary criticism. JULIE VIVAS has illustrated many picture books, including the Mem Fox classics Possum Magic and Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. She lives in Sydney, Australia.
Published April 1, 2004 by Gulliver Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A brief, fanciful story by the great novelist tells how the pattern on a piece of blue ""stuff"" comes to life when the old woman, Nurse Lugton, who's stitching it falls asleep: a whole menagerie--including a ""mandrill, twelve marmots and a pack of mongeese""--progress to a lake to drink under t...

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Virginia Woolf fans may be curious to discover her picture-book tale of magic, Nurse Lugton's Curtain, first published in a collection in 1965;

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Nurse Lugton's thimble shines above like a sun, the patterns spring alive into grass and trees, and all the people waving from the windows of the little houses come out to admire ''the lovely beasts.'' Julie Vivas' sculptural pastel shapes against airy white backgrounds give perfect ...

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