Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Snow Girl by Robert Giraud - ADVISABLE

Giraud, Robert The Snow Girl, illustrated by Helene Muller.  PICTURE BOOK.  FlorisBooks, 2014 (2000).  $18.  

On a  cold winter day, a childless couple makes a girl from snow.  When she comes to life, they enjoy their beautiful girl.  When spring and then summer arrive, however, their girl becomes sad and wistful, until the day she goes to play in the woods with the other village girls.  

Some versions of this Russian folktale have happy endings - this one does not.  Instead it is melancholoy, with a tiny bit of hope.  THe illustrations evoke the rustic feeling of the “olden” times.  It is a sweet story that you should collect if you don’t already have it among your fairytales.  

EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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