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The Snow Queen Eileen Kernaghan

The Snow Queen

Eileen Kernaghan

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ISBN : 9781894345149
Paperback
158 pages
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*Winner 2001 Aurora Award for Long Form (English)*Chosen for 2001 Our Choice Canadian Childrens Centre literature guideIn this reworking of Hans Christian Andersens fairy tale, the magical worlds of Saami shamanism and the Kalevala coexist withMore*Winner 2001 Aurora Award for Long Form (English)*Chosen for 2001 Our Choice Canadian Childrens Centre literature guideIn this reworking of Hans Christian Andersens fairy tale, the magical worlds of Saami shamanism and the Kalevala coexist with the polite Victorian society of nineteenth-century Scandanavia. At a time when traditional faith is challenged by modern science, the old pagan gods still haunt the northern forests.Ritva lives in the forest with her Saami shaman mother and robber-baron father until a cultured Danish teenager named Gerda is captured and brought to their camp. Gerda has embarked on a dangerous quest to rescue her friend Kai from the Snow Queen, an evil enchantress whose wintry palace lies far to the north. Their quest leads each of the young women to a fuller understanding of their possible roles in the world and the need for each other to establish their individual futures on their own terms.Kernaghan blends fantasy and historical realism to create an enchanting, provocative story that will inspire readers of all ages.