|Plot Summary of Dear Mili|
|"This is a newly discovered Wilhelm Grimm tale, illustrated by Maurice Sendak. A war is threatening Mili's town, so her mother sends her into the woods for three days to remain safe. Mili wanders through the forest, until stumbling upon a house inhabited by an old man. The readers, but not Mili, are told that this old man is St. Joseph. He cares for Mili for three days. During this time she befriends another young girl in the forest - her guardian angel whom she is now allowed to see. After three days Joseph gives her a rose, and says she may return when the rose blooms. Mili returns to her mother, and discovers she has been gone not 3 days but 30 years. After a joyful reunion, mother and daughter go to bed, and in the nighttime rejoin St. Joseph for good. Sendak's illustrations lend a contemporary subtext to Grimm's tale for astute adult readers."
loveandsqualor9, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Dear Mili|
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Tone of book?
Family, loving relations
Special relationship with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 7-10
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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