Monday, April 7, 2014

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

I hate to give away the fact that I pretty much hated Frozen, but okay, I will. I pretty much hated Frozen. Nothing happens in that story. Nothing! A retelling of the Snow Queen. What???

Anyway, that is not important here. This book is a retelling of the Snow Queen that is clever and intriguing, and it's a great story all on its own. I was totally absorbed. A story within a story—I love those when they're done well. 

Ages 10 and up.

Product Details

From Amazon:

A luminous retelling of the Snow Queen, this is the story of unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard who doesn't believe in anything that can't be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room.  He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen.  And he has been waiting for Ophelia's help.

As Ophelia embarks on an incredible journey to rescue the boy everything that she believes will be tested.  Along the way she learns more and more about the boy's own remarkable journey to reach her and save the world.

A story within a story, this a modern day fairytale about the power of friendship, courage and love, and never ever giving up.

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