Thursday, February 22, 2018

Snow and Rose by Emily Martin - ADVISABLE

Martin, Emily Winfield Snow and Rose, 205 pages. Random House Children’s Books (Penguin Random House, LLC) $18. 

Language: G (0 swears) ; Mature Content: G; Violence: G.


Snow and Rose are two sisters that live in a cottage in the forest with their mother. They used to live in a beautiful, big house with servants and helpers. But, that was before their father disappeared. They lost the big, very nice house and moved to a cottage in the forest. Strange things go on in the forest. It is not safe and people keep disappearing. They meet some new friends, and the two girls are happy. They keep looking for their father.

This was a delightful take on the old fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. I grew up in Norway and I loved all the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, Asbjornsen and Moe, and Hans Christian Andersen. One of my favorite fairy tale was the store of Rose Red and Snow White. It is not a fairy tale that is heard a lot. I am glad Emily Winfield Martin wrote this story. The story is delightful. There is some mystery and adventure in the story. The other has illustrated the book with beautiful illustrations. This little book is a treasure. My 7yo granddaughter loved the story when I read it to her.

Ellen-Anita, Library Teacher

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