The Little Snowgirl

Carolyn Croll, Author Putnam Publishing Group $14.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-399-21691-6
The onset of Christmas reminds Pavel and his wife of their sadness at having no child of their own. When Pavel carves a beautiful girl out of snow and ice, she miraculously comes to life. Try as they may, Pavel and Caterina cannot convince the Snowgirl to come indoors or to eat a hot supper. On Christmas Eve the couple bring the sleeping Snowgirl inside so that Babouschka can bring her gifts. The next morning, the couple's goodness is rewarded, as the Snowgirl has melted and turned into a real little girl. Croll's retelling of this beloved Russian tale is full of the simplicity and charm that make folk stories eternally appealing. The bright illustrations with their doll-like figures celebrate the spirit of the warm country folk who endure the cold Russian winters. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1989
Release date: 10/01/1989
Prebound-Sewn - 32 pages - 978-0-606-10254-4
Paperback - 978-0-698-11424-1
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