The Hero's Quest
The age old quest legend is told in a format that highlights its universality as a story type. The illustrations are bold with a predominance of black and white incorporating limited use of primary colours. The figures are featureless, emphasising the timelessness of the tale. The text, restricted to a rhyming and often alliterative phrase or two, printed in a large font, is placed perfectly within the design of each spread.
Also illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love: Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland (9781406361841), Walker, £20
Norse Tales: Stories from Across the Rainbow Bridge by Kevin Crossley-Holland (9781406391763), Walker, £16.99