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The Story of the Snow Children Hardcover – September 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Floris Books (September 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863154999
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863154997
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.3 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #575,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A simple but richly imaginative tale with exquisite illustrations ... An old-fashioned delight for new children.' -- Kirkus Book Reviews 'This reissue of a German fairytale from 1905 is a beautiful little book with gorgeous Mabel Lucie Atwell style illustrations. It contains everything you need in a Christmas story: ice castles, fairy-children, and snowmen waiters ... The magical illustrations tell the story perfectly well without the text.' -- Families Magazine, December 2012 'An utterly delightful wintry tale full of whimsy, sprinkled with magic and sparkling with charm ... a perfect stocking filling, especially if you can conjure up some snow for Christmas morning.' -- Playing by the Book, September 2012 'This is a beautifully illustrated and magical tale. A wonderfully enchanting book, a pleasure for children to read and the children listening really did sit open mouthed. The perfect book for a winter's day.' -- Hilary with Isaac (5) and others, Education Otherwise, December 2005 'Poppy's visit to the Snow Queen is told in a comforting manner likely to appeal to the younger listener; the very quaintness and period feel of the pictures add charm and interest. Von Olfers' illustrative style is decorative, with snowdrop panels bordering each page and patterned scenarios of icicles and frost flowers that will captivate viewers of all ages.' -- Gillian Lathey, School Librarian, Winter 2005 'Another delightful seasonal book for young children.' -- Kindling, Autumn 2005 'This magical fairy tale has beautiful plate-style illustrations. A timeless gift.' -- Family Interest magazine, November 2005

About the Author

Sibylle von Olfers' (1881-1916) blend of natural observation and use of simple design has led to comparisons with Kate Greenaway and Elsa Beskow. Her other published works include The Story of the Root Children and Princess in the Forest.

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The four year old loves this book.
totaleclipse
It is a simple, soothing story and she loves the snow babies falling from the sky.
Kateli mom
Beautifully illustrated with a nice story.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By totaleclipse on January 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book and a few others by Sibylle Von Olfers as Christmas presents for my nieces (ages 2 and 4). The four year old loves this book. The stunning illustrations and story captivated her completely and she insisted that I read it to her about six times on Christmas day. A very lovely story indeed!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By B. Keen on June 19, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My 5 and 3 yr old girls really love the book. My 3 yr old especially. Something about the babies and the striking red coat really draw her into the story.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Anne M. Hancock on February 14, 2008
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This is a lovely story for a winter's afternoon. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is sweet. This is a book I plan on giving as gifts next Christmas.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Anita Wright on January 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
We bought this as a Christmas gift for our 5 yr old daughter. She loves the book so much the first time I read it to her, as soon as it ended she was begging me to read it again!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By CJD on January 8, 2011
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Young children love this book. The pictures are quite lovely and little ones usually want to hear it again and again. The first time I read it to my 4 year old granddaughter I had to read three times in a row, as she kept delightfully requesting. It is about a little girl being taken to fairyland to the snow queen and then returning home again. Wonderful winter book. It is not about snowflakes being all individually different as one review said before I bought it. You can relie upon any book by this author to be lovely and pure and just what young innocent children need.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cathy on January 16, 2009
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Santa gave this book to my almost 4-year-old beside her stocking this Christmas. We love it! It was perfect, as we had a white Christmas this year (our first and probably last!). A great gift.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J Haffner on February 16, 2013
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Love the story and illustrations. Totally captivates our daughter.

Please note that this is a mini-edition.

I plan to return it for a full sized edition because the illustrations are so wonderful. One of our favorites!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jenn on December 26, 2012
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This is a lovely little story and the illustrations are magic. However, I wished I'd paid attention to the dimensions when I ordered it. It is so very small. This makes the pictures hard to see if you're reading to multiple children and it gets lots in the shuffle with the other winter/christmas books.
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