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A very enjoyable book
Nicely illustrated by Jorge Beda and Mercedes Martin; many of the delightful interior illustrations make me think of old wood-cuts.
This is meant to be a collection of stories for children, and I’m sure the grandchildren will enjoy it, but I liked it, too. Crosby presents a dozen stories, closely tied to the history and legends of La Palma in the Canary Islands. The mysterious seer’s stone is a unifying thread for the stories, which cover events from 1493 to a little past the present day. Of course, as a fantasy and science fiction writer, Crosby throws in such elements as dragons, time travel, space ships, and visiting aliens.
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