The Snow Child

The Snow Child: The Richard and Judy Bestseller

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 30/08/2012
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The Snow Child
Beautifuly atmospheric
This book is lovely. It is based on a fairy tale and reads like one itself. It is magical and fantastical. The author has weaved a well written tale set in... READ MORE
Carol Ann Noble at Carlisle
The Snow Child
Set in the Alaskan wilderness, an elderly couple move there to farm. miles from the nearest neighbout with a river and woods closeby, its just what they im... READ MORE
Emma Sanders at Romford Waterstones
The Snow Child
Completely immersive, like a fairytale
Such beautiful, evocative writing, perfect for winter. Jack and Mabel stole my heart, I just wanted the best for both of them. I was completely immersed in... READ MORE
Millie Slingsby


A bewitching tale of heartbreak and hope set in 1920s Alaska, Eowyn Ivey's THE SNOW CHILD was a top ten bestseller in hardback and paperback, and went on to be a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Alaska, the 1920s. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on a fresh start in a remote homestead, but the wilderness is a stark place, and Mabel is haunted by the baby she lost many years before. When a little girl appears mysteriously on their land, each is filled with wonder, but also foreboding: is she what she seems, and can they find room in their hearts for her?Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairy tale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780755380534
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 308g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 29 mm

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The Snow Child
Little daughter of the snow touched our hearts
We started reading the book at a time when it snowed on and off, which added to the isolation depicted. Mabel's miscarriage is described movingly and refer... READ MORE
Leeds Combined Arts
The Snow Child
I bought this for my mum and she really enjoyed it. A very good read.
Rachel Sassoon
The Snow Child
fairytale for grown-ups
Add some wonder to your day and read The Snow Child. I really loved this book - fresh and gripping. The rural Alaskan setting and early 20th Century are a ... READ MORE
The Snow Child
The Snow Child
Enchanting! for lovers of pure and honest reading. It's the best read I have had in a very long time. The description is done with such vision that you fee... READ MORE
The Snow Child
A wonderful book
I loved this book. It has really short chapters and I found it very gripping. Lots of interesting background about Alaska where the author lives with her f... READ MORE
The Snow Child
Had me dreaming of Alaskan snowscapes.
Based on an old Russian fairytale, this book definitely has an air of the magical fable about it but not too much to overpower the very real emotions of th... READ MORE
Leilah at Doncaster
The Snow Child
It's been a very long time since I have enjoyed a book as much as this. It's enchanting and simple and is a perfect winter read. Would recommend it to anyo... READ MORE
The Snow Child
Loved this book plain and simple and will read again, perfect for cold winter evenings and adult fairy tale enchanting and inspiring there's not enough goo... READ MORE
The Snow Child
Beautiful and magical
I loved this book and will probably read it again. Purely due to the fact that it was set in a snowy, beautiful place it reminded me of lovely memories of ... READ MORE
The Snow Child
A bewitching fairytale of a book.
I ordered this book just on the bookseller's rating (which is usually a pretty good indication of a good read). Although I originally bought this as an E-b... READ MORE
The Snow Child
One of my all time favourites.
This is Eowyns debut novel based on the Russian fairytale, "Snegurochka", which translates to "Little daughter of the snow". I will admit that I committed ... READ MORE
Whispering Stories
The Snow Child
A beautiful and evocative tale
An ageing, childless couple move to the Alaskan frontier to begin a new life as farmers. One night they construct a snowgirl, then the very next day a stra... READ MORE