Cover of Snow Story
Snow Story
HarperCollinsPublishersLtd
© 1997
ISBN 0-00-224388-1

It's difficult to ascertain which is the more deeply magical - the words or the pictures. This is an absolutely mesmerizing work and is proof again that really really great writing is not wasted on the young.

Chloe...is marooned at home by a whopper of a snowstorm, the kind that cancels birthday parties, school and a dentist appointment. Standing in the third story attic window of the big Victorian house she shares with her mom, Chloe notes how the snow first flutters in “like a secret”, renders her “snowjoyed”, and leaves her pining for the new world “white and still, a smooth piece of drawing paper.” Rushing outside, Chloe the artist is ready to create a snow angel with food colouring and imaginary fairy dust. She notes how some adults hate and curse the snow and how others — like her exuberant mom — playfully revel in it.

...This is the perfect book for reading to your youngest ones, and suitable also for intermediate, solo readers, as Hundal uses poised prose — not two dollar words — to tell her story. An excellent book.

The Hamilton Daily Spectator, January 10, 1998



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