- Age Range: 5 - 7 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 2
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Front Street, Incorporated (October 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932425314
- ISBN-13: 978-1932425314
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.5 x 12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,212,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Snow Princess Hardcover – October 1, 2005
From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2–A little girl gives free rein to her imagination as she waits for her father's return on a snowy day. While other neighborhood children engage in snowball fights, she imagines a grand castle filled with courtiers attending a feast in his honor. Later, she conjures up a ballet, and, still later, rides a white horse to meet him and has a fire-breathing dragon light his way home. The final scene shows their happy reunion, while Mom waits in the doorway. Text and paintings alternate between snowy reality and the young narrator's fantasy, and Paradis carefully links the two. The paintings add fanciful details and elevate this rather saccharine story. An aquamarine dragon snakes its way across a spread, and the colorfully dressed courtiers consist of white bears, elephants, and so on. Pleasant, but insubstantial.–Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA
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PreS-Gr. 2. This has nothing to do with Tchaikovsky's opera-ballet. This snow princess is a little girl in a big snowstorm waiting for her father to come home. In this oversize, concisely worded picture book, she stands atop a mound of snow, planning a royal welcome for her dad: "I'll summon the lords and ladies to greet him"; then there will be a feast. The lovely paintings take a fantastical turn as the girl conjures up a courtly assembly of animals (and ballerinas!) who await "the King." The child climbs a castle turret to look for her father across oceans and crisscrossing highways, and she rides a dragon seeking him. Then, back in the real world, headlights shine brightly as a car pulls up a snowy driveway. Daddy is home. Paradis imaginatively juxtaposes dragons against skyscrapers, for instance, and she captures the way children make magic and then turn it back to reality. This isn't an essential purchase, but it's a pretty one, especially for places where there's a lot of snow. Ilene Cooper
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