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The Snow Child Paperback – January, 1989


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Product Details

  • Lexile Measure: 440L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Trade (January 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590421417
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590421416
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #745,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 29, 1997
Format: Paperback
This is such a wonderful story of a childless couple who finally realize their dream . It is a story of hope...... the couple is rewarded for their patience and belief in miracles. I've enjoyed reading it to my children as much as they enjoy hearing it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ...Loggie... on March 11, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is a sweet story about an old couple that is sad because they cannot have a child, so they make one for themselves out of snow. She comes to life, and is a perfect child to them, and they love her. But when summer comes and the weather gets warmer, the snow child is forced to flee to colder weather. The old couple becomes sadder than ever without their little snow child. But when the first snow comes, guess who comes back with it.

The illustrations are pretty and colorful. They are not completely realistic, but rather they capture the feeling of the story. They are slightly whimsical and they are playful. While pictures of the snow child tend to feature blues and white, the illustrations are also bright and bold when required.

The story is told well in a simple manner that flows well. It is not choppy, and easy to read out loud. It is a very charming story, with cute pictures.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Donna Ashton on January 24, 2010
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This has become a classic winter story in our home. The pictures are magical and the story, though simple, makes you appreciate what you have, no matter how long it lasts.

This is an old Russian folk tale re-told. The story is about an old couple who love each other, but are unhappy due to the fact they have no children.
When the first snow falls in their village, they decide to make their own "snow child". When the old woman kisses the snow girl's lips, she magically becomes real! They spend a happy winter playing, dancing and singing, and each night the couple watch over the snow child as she sleeps outside under the stars.
When spring arrives, the snow child must leave with the last snow and the couple are so sad. But, when the first snow blows in the following winter, the snow child is with them once again. My girls ask for this over and over!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By colosue on March 12, 2013
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I purchased this book because I was reading The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Ivey was inspired to write her book after reading Freya Littledale's book. I read several other versions of the same tale, and found Ms. Littledale's version to be the most satisfying. I plan to share this book with my grandchildren. The illustrations are lovely, and, unlike many other more traditional versions, the ending is uplifting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Juliane on October 25, 2013
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beautiful book. heart-warming story line. nice illustrations. one of my childhood books. thank god for amazon, i probably never would have found it. Gave it to my daughter on her 1st birthday.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Hoffer on January 3, 2013
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Such beautiful and appropriate illustrations of the Snow Child, a timeless Russian folk tale. This is an older book but still so wonderful to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Hahn on August 20, 2013
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I love this fairy tale. It was an unfamiliar story to me, but such a lovely tale. The illustrations were beautiful.
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still had the 25 cent masking tape label attached to it indicating it must have been purchased at a garage sale. the name of the child who owned it was on the cover. i was led to believe it was in very good condition. it was fair at best
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