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  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Floris Books (16 Sept. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863154999
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863154997
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 28.5 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 420,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A simple but richly imaginative tale with exquisite illustrations ... An old-fashioned delight for new children.' -- Kirkus Book Reviews 'This reissue of a German fairytale from 1905 is a beautiful little book with gorgeous Mabel Lucie Atwell style illustrations. It contains everything you need in a Christmas story: ice castles, fairy-children, and snowmen waiters ... The magical illustrations tell the story perfectly well without the text.' -- Families Magazine, December 2012 'An utterly delightful wintry tale full of whimsy, sprinkled with magic and sparkling with charm ... a perfect stocking filling, especially if you can conjure up some snow for Christmas morning.' -- Playing by the Book, September 2012 'This is a beautifully illustrated and magical tale. A wonderfully enchanting book, a pleasure for children to read and the children listening really did sit open mouthed. The perfect book for a winter's day.' -- Hilary with Isaac (5) and others, Education Otherwise, December 2005 'Poppy's visit to the Snow Queen is told in a comforting manner likely to appeal to the younger listener; the very quaintness and period feel of the pictures add charm and interest. Von Olfers' illustrative style is decorative, with snowdrop panels bordering each page and patterned scenarios of icicles and frost flowers that will captivate viewers of all ages.' -- Gillian Lathey, School Librarian, Winter 2005 'Another delightful seasonal book for young children.' -- Kindling, Autumn 2005 'This magical fairy tale has beautiful plate-style illustrations. A timeless gift.' -- Family Interest magazine, November 2005

About the Author

Sibylle von Olfers' (1881-1916) blend of natural observation and use of simple design has led to comparisons with Kate Greenaway and Elsa Beskow. Her other published works include The Story of the Root Children and Princess in the Forest.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By R. Draper on 15 Jan. 2008
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This book grips my three year old son. It concisely takes the child on a journey into the fantastical with the thrills and the ever lurking danger that you'll never want to return yet reassures the child that they can always come safely home. It is an archetypal fairy story that Jung would love but probably not quite as much as a preschooler!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Johanna Gibson on 19 Jan. 2011
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Another beautiful book by Sibylle Von Olfers. These books, along with Elsa Beskow's creations, should be on every child's bookshelf. I would give them 6 stars if it were possible.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr R F Knapp on 10 Dec. 2012
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My grandchild likes this read to her over and over again. It is a beautiful tale, beautifully written and with superb illustrations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Missg on 20 May 2014
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I really enjoyed this story and have read it numerous times with my 5 yr old daughter and also my class ( I teach Reception). Its a magical ( and slightly eerie) story about a little girl that goes on an adventure with the snow children. The children that I have read it to have all enjoyed it and it's a bit different from a lot of the modern stories. I was able to pose lots of questions to the children about whether they would have liked to have gone to the snow castle. It's a story that was written a very long time ago but it's still enjoyable today.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katie b on 23 Mar. 2013
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I sent this to my friend who loves snow and she said the story is lovely and the illustrations are absolutely beautiful.
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