Childless and sad, an old Russian man and his wife watch the village children playing in the snow. One day they decide to make their own little snow girl. To their surprise, she comes alive! But Little Daughter of the Snow soon tells them that she isn't quite like other children — she plays outside all day and night, and eats ice porridge for breakfast. Will the couple love her enough to make her stay? This poignant version of the classic Russian tale, with atmospheric illustrations by Tom Bower, carries a timeless message about the true value of love.
About The Author:
Children's author and reviewer Mary Hoffman was born in 1945. She attended Newnham College to study English literature and University College London to study linguistics. She started writing in 1970 and has written about eighty children's books including the picture book Amazing Grace, the Stravaganza series, and the anti-war anthology Lines in the Sand. She is also the editor of the children's book review magazine Armadillo, which comes out four times a year. She currently lives in Carterton, outside Oxford, with her husband.Children's author Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds, England on January 18, 1884. As a child, he spent many vacations sailing, camping, and exploring the countryside in England's Lake Country. He studied chemistry for one year at Yorkshire College before dropping out to become a writer. He worked for a London publisher and then for the Manchester Guardian newspaper. He wrote his first book, Bohemia in London, in 1907 and went to study folklore in Russia in 1913. In 1916, he published Old Peter's Russian Tales, a collection of 21 folktales. During World War I, he became a reporter for the Daily News and covered the war on the Eastern Front. While in Russia, he also covered the Russian Revolution in 1917. He eventually settled in England's Lake District with his second wife. In 1929, he wrote Swallows and Amazons, which was the first book in his well-know Swallows and Amazons series about children who sail and explore the lakes and mountains of England. He drew inspiration for the books from his own childhood memories. In 1936, he won the Carnegie Medal for children's literature for Pigeon Post. He died on June 3, 1967.
|Book:||Little Daughter Of The Snow|
|Author:||Arthur Ransome Mary Hoffman Shena Guild Tom Bower|
|Publisher:||frances lincoln ltd|
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