Winter's Child

Winter's Child

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A Retelling of "The Snow Queen"

Free-spirited Grace and serious Kai are the best of friends. They grew up together listening to magical tales spun by Kai's grandmother and sharing in each other's secrets. But when they turn sixteen and Kai declares his love for Grace, everything changes. Grace yearns for freedom and slowly begins to push Kai -- and their friendship -- away.

Dejected Kai dreams of a dazzling Snow Queen, who entices him to leave home and wander to faraway lands. When Grace discovers Kai is gone, she learns how much she has lost and sets out on a mystical journey to find Kai...and discover herself.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster Children's Pub., 2009.
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781416975601
1416975608
Branch Call Number: TEEN FIC Dokey 3583ul 1
Characteristics: 173 p.

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oboechica88
Dec 07, 2013

I was SO surprised by where this book took us! The Snow Queen is one of my favourite Hans Christain Anderson stories, so I was definitely expecting something else. And you know what? I enjoyed being surprised. I've read most of these other stories because I wanted some quick reliable fluff to enjoy (and this is adorably fluffy, don't get me wrong), but honestly they're usually rather predictable. So this was a nice change and a quick,fun read!

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Luna98
Sep 02, 2012

This retelling was better than the original story and also, the characters were older. The plot was very good and I sank into it, but was very disappointed in the ending. It could have been so much better, I mean, I'm probably not the only one who wanted Kai and Grace to end up together.

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tocch101
Aug 10, 2012

A very good read that gives each character their true choice and allows them to follow their character as opposed to sticking to the "true" story that we all know. A good read and a fun author.

Captain_America Oct 12, 2011

Very good but it had a disappointing ending

crystal_dark Oct 10, 2011

This was a very interesting book with some very intriguing characters. It has an interesting plot full of unexpected twists and turns that keep you interested and intrigued until you reach the end. It also gives you the opportunity to see into the minds of different characters by alternating points of view between the three main characters every couple of chapters. I found this to be a very enjoyable book to read.

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Kurisutaru
Oct 01, 2011

such a good book.

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FrostyViolette
Jul 16, 2011

A retelling of "The Snow Queen" with some twists. A good story overall that you'll flip through quickly.

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bpn_303
Nov 25, 2010

Not the best Cameron Dokey book, but pretty good. I has really high expectation for this as I love the original story. The book didn't live up to my expectation.

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mcdomo_69
May 29, 2010

Incredibly amazing! I have read all of Cameron Dokey's "Once Upon a Time" books and they are fantastic! Not only does she keep enough of the original story so that it stays true to it, but while doing that she manages to add her own twists to the story. I thought this book was wonderful. I found myself arguing with the characters in this book (especially when Grace rejects Kai).

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KayleighBook
Jul 04, 2013

KayleighBook thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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FrostyViolette
Jul 16, 2011

FrostyViolette thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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crystal_dark Nov 05, 2011

“Love cannot thrive simply by being offered. Sooner or later it must be accepted and reciprocated. It must be seen for what it is and nourished according to its needs, or it will die.”

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