Book review – A magical retelling of a classic

2012-08-24 15:08

Kay and Gerda are best friends, but when Kay falls under the spell of the wicked Snow Queen everything changes.

Soon Kay disappears and Gerda sets of on an epic adventure to try to save him. She soon finds that the people she meets on the way have other ideas for her, and she’s not sure if she can save herself, let alone her best friend.

This is a great retelling of a classic story. Sarah Lowes has done a good job. She writes the story in such a way that both the children who read the book and the parents who read the story to their children will enjoy the experience.

The illustrations by French artist Miss Clara are magical. She has her own unique way of doing illustrations.

She builds marionettes and photographs them. She then uses those photos as the illustrations.

It gives the pictures a totally different feel from other illustrations you may have seen.

Truly magical.

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