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    DescriptionAlaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.


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    Title
    The Snow Child
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eowyn Ivey
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780606266833
    ISBN 10: 0606266836
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    DC21: 813.6
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    B&T Merchandise Category: GLD
    LC classification: PS3609.V54 S66 2012C
    Edition
    Prebound edition
    Edition statement
    Turtleback School & Library ed.
    Publisher
    Turtleback Books
    Imprint name
    Turtleback Books
    Publication date
    06 November 2012
    Author Information
    Eowyn LeMay Ivey was raised in Alaska and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters. She received her BA in journalism and minor in creative writing through the honors program at Western Washington University, studied creative nonfiction at the University of Alaska Anchorage graduate program, and worked for nearly 10 years as an award-winning reporter at the Frontiersman newspaper. This is her first novel.
    Review quote
    "This book is real magic, shot through from cover to cover with the cold, wild beauty of the Alaskan frontier. Eowyn Ivey writes with all the captivating delicacy of the snowfalls she so beautifully describes."--Ali Shaw, author of The Girl with Glass Feet