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The Malachite Palace
by Alma Flor Ada
Atheneum, 1998

​​“The artwork is striking.”
                      -School Library Journal

​“Gore's illustrations, spun like gossamer and lit with an inner radiance, lend their magic to a tale about a lonely princess. But it is Gore's airy, diaphanous illustrations that lift the tale above the sum of its parts. Studies in the refinements of light and texture, they appear overlaid with a delicate, filmy gauze, and their weightless elegance imbues the translucent green walls of the malachite palace and the sun-dappled interiors with a mysterious, ethereal beauty.”
                            -Publishers Weekly

“…an original fairy tale, elevated to beauty by Gore's paintings.”
                                  -Kirkus Reviews​