The Snow Child
A NovelBook - 2012
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 Library Staff
Librarian_Deb Aug 28, 2017
A folktale is re-imagined as taking place in Alaska during the 1920's. A childless couple is struggling to survive as homesteaders there. Mabel, the wife, is so despondent at the beginning of the book that she ponders going down to the river and allowing herself to fall in. Jack, her husband, foc... Read More »
TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 03, 2016
For three quarters of its length The Snow Child is nearly a perfect read. The story of a girl made from snow unravels at a slow pace, necessary for the gradual unfolding that makes the novel so exquisite. Ivey skillfully interweaves the grace of the snow child with the textures of an untamed Alas... Read More »