Reviews by Amanda G.
The fresh honesty and prospective about growing up ring true and solid even a world away in another century. These books are beautifully illustrated and you find yourself turning the pages very quickly as you grow up alongside the heroine.
This is a much darker take on Tiffany's Chalk than any of the previous novels. I would not recommend it to elementary school audiences due to the mature themes that Tiffany has to deal with as she faces the consequences that came from fixing a prior mistake.
All is not well in 1920's Alaska as a couple lives in near isolation together as they struggle to carve a life out of the forbidden landscape. Then one afternoon they share a playful moment and build a snowchild out of the fresh snow. In the morning, the snowchild is gone with only steps leading away from where the snowchild was. Is the child real or not real? Has their longing created a child out of snow, mittens, and a scarf?
The writing is beautiful though by times, the starkness of the landscape made me want to put the book down. However, the desire to know if the girl is real or not kept me turning the pages towards the suspenseful climax.