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Sun and moon, ice and snow (edition 2008)

by Jessica Day George

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Title:Sun and moon, ice and snow
Authors:Jessica Day George
Info:New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2008.
Collections:Your library
Tags:fairy tales, polar bears, trolls, East of the Sun West of the Moon, Norway

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Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

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    East by Edith Pattou (foggidawn)
    foggidawn: Two different treatments of the same fairy tale -- both very good!
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    Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu (Crazymamie)
    Crazymamie: Another fractured fairy tale. This one is a take on the Snow Queen with lots of literary references.
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    Ice by Sarah Beth Durst (FutureMrsJoshGroban)

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I really liked the story up until the point where she talks to him when he is awake int he troll queen's castle and they act like they are in *super* love i just didn't see the build up for that. But it was a really good book. :) ( )
  readalot1992 | Oct 30, 2015 |
2 stars means 'it was ok' and really, that's all it was to me.
The cover photo art promised more than it delivered, imo.
I much prefer the metaphorical, metaphysical, magical versions of [b:East of the Sun and West of the Moon|3325930|East of the Sun and West of the Moon|Kathleen Hague|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1211217866s/3325930.jpg|3363881]. This explained and elaborated way too much. And it dragged - the whole story could indeed be told in a picture book.

Also, I'm not sure who the audience is. It's def. marketed YA - but the fairy tale is (has always been) perfectly accessible to children, and there's nothing rated 'teen' or 'mature audiences' here. It's not rich or complex enough for experienced readers, imo, either. If it had a more child-friendly cover image and intent, I might have let my inner child read it, and she might have enjoyed it more than YA me did.

(Otoh, it usually doesn't matter which version of me reads a book. The best books appeal to *readers* universally - not children versus adults....) ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
This is an amalgamation of several fairy tales including The Snow Queen. Jessica Day George has a great talent for taking well-known fairy tales and turning them into something new. I enjoyed this quite a lot. ( )
  TheMadHatters | Apr 6, 2014 |
I loved this story, but I'm a sucker for old world fairytales! ( )
  Angelina-Justice | Feb 3, 2014 |
This is my favorite of the books I've read from Jessica Day George. Such a wonderful retelling of one of the greatest fairy tales! I loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone! ( )
  emmyson | Oct 9, 2013 |
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As the nameless lass searches for the answers to the riddles that surround her and her loved ones, readers will find themselves engaged in the emotions and adventures that she faces.
added by Katya0133 | editSchool Library Journal, Caryl Soriano (Mar 1, 2008)
Mystery, adventure, the supernatural, and a touch of love are woven together to create a vivid, well-crafted, poetic fantasy.
added by Katya0133 | editBooklist, Frances Bradburn (Feb 1, 2008)
Rich in Norwegian lore and perfectly delicious to read.
added by Katya0133 | editKirkus Reviews (Dec 1, 2007)
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For my parents: You gave me life, you gave me love, you gave me a plane ticket to Norway. Thank you.
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Long ago and far away in the land of ice and snow, there came a time when it seemed that winter would never end.
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When a great white bear promises untold riches to her family, the Lass agrees to go away with him. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle. To unravel the mystery, the Lass sets out on a windswept journey beyond the edge of the world. Based on the Nordic legend East of the Sun, West of the Moon, with romantic echoes of Beauty and the Beast, this re-imagined story will leave fans of fantasy and fairy tale enchanted by Jessica Day George.
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A girl travels east of the sun and west of the moon to free her beloved prince from a magic spell.

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