Book Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pages: 32

Format: Hardback & Paperback

ISBN: 9781566569859 HB
ISBN: 9781566560986 PB

Imprint: Crocodile Books

Illustrated by: Ruth Sanderson

Illustrations: full-color

Ages: 3 to 8

Release date: 10/16/14

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The Snow Princess

By • Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson

Paperback $ 8.95 | Hardback $ 17.95

“Painted with oils, the artwork is simply stunning – among the most beautiful picture books I have seen.” – Mary Helen Sheriff, Children’s Literature

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About this book

A beautiful retelling of the classic Russian folktale with lavish full-color oil paintings.

When the Snow Princess sets off to see the world, Father Frost and Mother Spring warn her never to fall in love, lest she lose her immortality. She journeys alone through many lands, keeping her heart cold, but finds herself drawn to a kind and handsome young shepherd named Sergei. The Snow Princess begins to fall in love with him, but her parents' warning haunts her dreams, and she must finally decide her own fate in the chaos of a powerful snowstorm that threatens Sergei's life.

Inspired by a Russian ballet and illustrated with Ruth Sanderson's lush oil paintings, this original fairy tale will charm readers of all ages.

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About the author

Ruth Sanderson is the highly acclaimed illustrator of over 75 books for children. Her fairy tale retellings include The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Rose Red and Snow White, The Snow Princess, and The Crystal Mountain. Her original fairy tale, The Enchanted Wood, won both the Young Hoosier Award and the Bank Street College Award. The Texas Bluebonnet Award was given to her retelling of The Golden Mare, The Firebird, and The Magic Ring.

She lives with her husband in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

Reviews

“It is easy to underestimate the power of Sanderson’s exquisite oil paintings, with their glowing textures and near-perfect detail. Most of the full-page, full-bleed illustrations are done in every shade and tonality of blue, from the ice to midnight, and she uses the washed gold of winter sunlight to pick out other effects. The page spread of the Snow Princess in her snowflake-studded, ermine-trimmed cloak, her dark hair afloat, with her hand resting on a striding polar bear, will make little girls in particular swoon.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Sanderson’s resplendent oils have a suitably chilly polish, and children will be transfixed by the characters’ elaborate Byzantine costumes.” – Booklist

“Painted with oils, the artwork is simply stunning – among the most beautiful picture books I have seen.” – Mary Helen Sheriff, Children’s Literature

Additional information

Author

Sanderson, Ruth

Inprint

Crocodile Books

Pages

32

Illustrations

full-color

Age

3 to 8

Release date

10/16/14

Author Home

USA

Format

8.5" x 11"

Reviews

"It is easy to underestimate the power of Sanderson's exquisite oil paintings, with their glowing textures and near-perfect detail. Most of the full-page, full-bleed illustrations are done in every shade and tonality of blue, from the ice to midnight, and she uses the washed gold of winter sunlight to pick out other effects. The page spread of the Snow Princess in her snowflake-studded, ermine-trimmed cloak, her dark hair afloat, with her hand resting on a striding polar bear, will make little girls in particular swoon."å – Kirkus Reviews
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"Sanderson's resplendent oils have a suitably chilly polish, and children will be transfixed by the characters' elaborate Byzantine costumes."å – Booklist
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"Painted with oils, the artwork is simply stunning – among the most beautiful picture books I have seen."å – Mary Helen Sheriff, Children's Literature

MainReview

"It is easy to underestimate the power of Sanderson's exquisite oil paintings, with their glowing textures and near-perfect detail. Most of the full-page, full-bleed illustrations are done in every shade and tonality of blue, from the ice to midnight, and she uses the washed gold of winter sunlight to pick out other effects. The page spread of the Snow Princess in her snowflake-studded, ermine-trimmed cloak, her dark hair afloat, with her hand resting on a striding polar bear, will make little girls in particular swoon."å – Kirkus Reviews

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Paperback, Hardback