Why We Love It
10-year old Ophelia is an unlikely hero. She overcomes her doubts and fears to rescue a 300 year-old nameless boy locked in a museum enchanted by the evil Snow Queen. This modern fairytale offers a story within a story. Themes of friendship, courage and perseverance make this retelling of The Snow Queen both accessible and meaningful. The well-paced plot is not too-scary but scary enough to hold the readers’ interest. Epic, engaging and memorable, this is a great read-aloud or read-alone.
- Read an interview with author Karen Foxlee by clicking here.
- Read The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson and talk about how the two books are similar and different.
- At the beginning of the story, Ophelia makes it clear that she does not consider herself to be brave, but she does a number of things that require bravery. Ask your child if they have ever done something brave? Do they know someone who has?
- The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen
- Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
- Dial-a-Ghost by Eva Ibbotson
- Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein