(I was so surprised yesterday when I saw this lovely book over at Silver Shoes & Rabbit Holes- I already had this post ready to publish today... you must go read Danzel's review, it's fantastic! You'll see more pictures from this beautiful book there as well.)
Now we come to present day, Cynthia Rylant's retelling of The Steadfast Tin Soldier
(published and released by Abrams Books for Young readers March 2013) is remarkable. The illustrations by Jen Corace alone are enough to knock your socks off. This book is beautiful and the story is absolutely lovely... and the ending isn't horribly dire.
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.