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  • Published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 389 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780316175678
  • 0316175676


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The snow child

by Ivey, Eowyn.

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Call number: Fiction / Ivey, Eowyn

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Malletts Adult

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Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.--From Amazon.

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One of the most moving books I've read in awhile. Magical, yet firmly grounded in reality, this book was a treat!

Delightful Alaskan adventure

Delightful, heartwarming, yet melancholic story set in realistic Alaskan frontier 100 years ago.

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