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The snow child: a novel

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In this magical debut, a couple's lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy doorstep 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.
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9780316175678
9781464022913
9781461839064
9780316192965
9781464038815
9781594135941
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.2, 15 Points
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In this magical debut, a couple's lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy doorstep


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.

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subject_facet Alaska -- History -- 1867-1959 -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, Fairy tales -- Adaptations, Frontier and pioneer life -- Alaska -- Fiction, Large type books, Magic realism (Literature)
title_display The snow child : a novel
title_full The Snow Child A Novel, The snow child : a novel / Eowyn Ivey, The snow child [electronic resource] / Eowyn Ivey, The snow child [sound recording] / by Eowyn Ivey, The snow child [sound recording] : a novel / Eowyn Ivey, The snow child [text (large print)] / Eowyn Ivey
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title_sub a novel
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