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The Snow Girl

August 2014
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    7th August 2014
  • ISBN 9781782501329
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 8.75" x 11"

Once there was an old man and woman who didn't have any children. They watch their neighbors’ children playing in snow. One day they build a snow-girl in their garden—and are astonished when she comes to life.

But what will happen when spring comes, and the snow melts?

This classic story of dreams coming true is beautifully illustrated by Hélène Muller in a gentle watercolor style, while the lyrical text makes the poignancy of the tale accessible for young children.

(Ages 3-6)

“Tender, pastel illustrations of children and families playing in the snow and woods in different seasons bring this well-loved traditional tale of love and imagination to a new incarnation.” —Children's Bookwatch, Nov. 2014

“This book is a gentle and beautiful re-telling of the story by Robert Giraud and illustrated by Helene Muller, and I am grateful to Floris for printing it. I really like the lyrical way the story is told, which makes it easy to read and, if you wish, to simply tell the story in your own words the pictures support this, too. In fact, the illustrations tell the story, just by themselves.” —Kindling 

“We say... a magical tale about dreams coming true that makes a perfect Christmas read.” —Creative Steps, winter 2014

“This outstanding, enduring and captivating tale by Robert Giraud has survived for a new generation and is set to work its magic, as an ideal bedtime story... Helene Muller, the French illustrator, adds a further dimension by breathing life into the characters and by embellishing the setting with the beautiful, young snow girl growing up on a farm, surrounded by animals. This is likely to appeal a young audience. The paintings of the characters are full of life and expression and stunning in their own way. This is a little piece of Russian history to be enjoyed. Highly recommended.” —Armadillo magazine

Robert Giraud

Robert Giraud (1921-1997) was a French journalist and the author of more than thirty books.