Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The Snow Child


I read The Snow Child back when we had lot's of snow in the UK. It seemed appropriate and I'd heard good things.

The author has updated a folk tale about an old couple who never had a child, they build a snow girl one winters night and the next day find a real one (I'm not telling you the end!). The brings the story to Alaska around the gold rush and a couple struggling to survive the harsh winter.


The book retains the folk tales magical quality where you are never quite sure what is real. It's a beautiful read for snuggling up with your duvet and a hot chocolate while the cold weather whips around outside.

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