The Snow Rose

Sandra Laroche, Author Holiday House $0 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8234-0594-7
This fairy-tale romance, spiced with a French baroque flavor, tells the story of Roland, a cunning troubadour, who tries his wits at winning the hand of the king's daughter, Princess Ermina. But the Princess, cold-hearted and aloof, tests Roland one time too manyuntil he finally discovers he's already won the real prizeRose, the innkeeper's shy daughter, who has loved him all along. The tale is rich in character and texture, and moves along swiftly to its happy ending. The spirited illustrations are peopled with delicately detailed silhouetted figures in ornate period costumes. Scenes of the summer countryside and bonfires steaming under star-filled wintry nights add to the enjoyment of the story. (5-8)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1983
Release date: 01/01/1983
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