Have a look at hauntingly beautiful illustrations from Hortense and the Shadow

Published on: 17 November 2017 Author: Robbie Hunt

Hortense and the Shadow, from Natalia and Lauren O'Hara, is a beautiful and original fairy tale, populated with stunning yet unnerving illustrations.

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Hortense and the Shadow

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Hortense was kind, and brave, but sad as an owl because of one thing.
Then she saw... nothing. Just the dark.
Everywhere she went, it went.
I HATE you, shadow!', yelled Hortense.
And as she fell, Hortense knew, her shadow hated her too.
Hortense hated her shadow.
Everywhere she went, it went. Everything she did, it did. And every time night fell, it grew... tall, and dark, and crooked.
Now the days are as bright as the first winter snow. 'Gone, gone, gone!', sings Hortense.
Hortense was kind, and brave, but sad as an owl because of one thing.

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Then she saw... nothing. Just the dark.

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Everywhere she went, it went.

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I HATE you, shadow!', yelled Hortense.

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And as she fell, Hortense knew, her shadow hated her too.

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Hortense hated her shadow.

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Everywhere she went, it went. Everything she did, it did. And every time night fell, it grew... tall, and dark, and crooked.

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Now the days are as bright as the first winter snow. 'Gone, gone, gone!', sings Hortense.

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Our review of the book

Hortense and the Shadow

Natalia and Lauren O’Hara

Hortense and the Shadow is deeply captivating and atmospheric. The message – that we all have a shadow side, and it’s part of us, not to be ignored and denied – is simply and effectively expressed. Ideal for winter bedtime reading.

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