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The snow child, Eowyn Ivey

Label
The snow child
Title
The snow child
Statement of responsibility
Eowyn Ivey
Creator
Contributor
4EJM8SMEeJc
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Alaska in the 1920s is a difficult place for Jack and Mabel. Drifting apart, the childless couple discover Faina, a young girl living alone in the wilderness. Soon, Jack and Mabel come to love Faina as their own. But when they learn a surprising truth about the girl, their lives change in profound ways
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Debut, 2013.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10028858
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ivey, Eowyn
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1823-1886
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ostrovsky, Aleksandr Nikolaevich
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Fairy tales
  • Alaska
Target audience
adult
Label
The snow child, Eowyn Ivey
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000048547707
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
423 p.
Isbn
9780755380527
Label
The snow child, Eowyn Ivey
Publication
Control code
000048547707
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
423 p.
Isbn
9780755380527

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