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Wednesday 16 December 2015

Review: The Snow Sister

Pearl misses her sister so much she risks a telling off on Christmas Eve. The snow girl she wraps in her sister’s shawl doesn’t really look anything like Agnes but if Pearl tilts her head at just the right angle and squints, just for a moment it feels like her sister is standing there in front of her.

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
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978057131763
For ages: 6+
Type: Junior Fiction, Middle Fiction