The Spider and the Fly

By Mary Howitt, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator)

DiTerlizzi's wickedly delicious tribute to silent film––based on the cautionary tale penned by Mary Howitt in 1829––presents an old-fashioned cackling villain and a naive damsel in distress in this ambient, moody picture book with all the allure of the flickering silver screen. Skillful use of tone, line, and perspective add to the mystery of this melodramatic tale, executed entirely in eerie shades of black and white.

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