When an urgent message arrives summoning her father to attend the reading of his estranged brother’s will, Pearl wonders if the family’s luck is finally about to change for the better. As she traipses through the cold, steeling herself to beg for a little flour and sugar on credit, Pearl dreams of the day she won’t have to beg anymore. Little does Pearl know this Christmas will bring both disaster and delight. It’s true, nothing can bring Agnes back but the unexpected awaits in estranged Uncle Silas’ will.
This heart-warming tale, set in a time before automobiles, turns modern values on their head. Perfect for Christmas bedtime reading.
Title: The Snow Sister
Author: Emma Carroll
Illustrator: Julian de Narvaez
Publisher: Faber and Faber $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: 18 November 2015
For ages: 6+
Type: Junior Fiction, Middle Fiction