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The Snow Child (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Eowyn Ivey

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Title:The Snow Child
Authors:Eowyn Ivey
Info:Headline Publishing Group (2012), Paperback, 432 pages
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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (Author) (2012)

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Part wilderness story part Fairy tale....Brilliant portrayal of life in Alaska for a pampered Bostonian and her farmer husband.
Buy for the library. ( )
  FaithLibrarian | Jul 18, 2014 |
This is not the best book I've ever read but I did enjoy it. There were mixed reactions at the reading group with some people really hating the fantasy elements. I was quite happy to accept the contradiction of whether the snow child was real or not but some others were not. ( )
  infjsarah | Jun 21, 2014 |
I really enjoyed the book and I thought it was beautifully written and although it seemed long, it was not onerous in any way. I also found it weird that you thought you knew what was going to happen at the end given the fairy tale but you wished for something different at the end - or perhaps that is me just being soppy :-) ( )
  jacquid | May 14, 2014 |
The Snow Child is an enjoyable fairy tale. Although not a dramatic literary piece it is a sweet story. Recommend if you are looking for a light read. ( )
  ElizabethBevins | May 6, 2014 |
I enjoyed the first half of this book but the second half was predictable and schmaltzy. ( )
  EllenReads | Apr 26, 2014 |
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Ivey, EowynAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arlinghaus, ClaudiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Biekmann, LidwienTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chapman, IsabelleTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grinde, HeidiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hansen, Marielle NielsenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hill, ToniTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pareschi, MonicaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ransome, ArthurContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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'Wife, let us go into the yard behind and make a little snow girl; and perhaps she will come alive, and be a little daughter to us.'
'Husband' says the old woman, 'there's no knowing what may be. Let us go into the yard and make a little snow girl.'

The Little Daughter of the Snow' by Arthur Ransome
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For my daughters, Grace and Aurora
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Mabel had known there would be silence.
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A bewitching tale of heartbreak and hope set in 1920s Alaska.

Jack and Mabel have staked everything on making a fresh start for themselves in a homestead 'at the world's edge' in the raw Alaskan wilderness. But as the days grow shorter, Jack is losing his battle to clear the land, and Mabel can no longer contain her grief for the baby she lost many years before.

The evening the first snow falls, their mood unaccountably changes. In a moment of tenderness, the pair are surprised to find themselves building a snowman - or rather a snow girl - together. The next morning, all trace of her has disappeared, and Jack can't quite shake the notion that he glimpsed a small figure - a child? - running through the spruce trees in the dawn light. And how to explain the little but very human tracks Mabel finds at the edge of their property?

Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairytale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic - the story of a couple who take a child into their hearts, all the while knowing they can never truly call her their own.
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Set in Alaska,
A gentle tale about a
Snow child. Or is she?
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Alaska in the 1920s is a difficult place for Jack and Mabel. Drifting apart, the childless couple discover Faina, a young girl living alone in the wilderness. Soon, Jack and Mabel come to love Faina as their own. But when they learn a surprising truth about the girl, their lives change in profound ways.… (more)

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