Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

Based on a Norse Myth, a young girl, whose mother neglected to give her a name, has an encounter with the White Deer and can now talk to animals. A White Bear, called an isbjorn asks her to come away with him for a year in exchange for making her family wealthy. She goes with him to an ice palace and learns that everyone there is under an enchantment woven by the troll queen, of whom they are all terrified. She doesn't quite make it the year and tries to undo the consequences of her disregard of the instructions given her. I found this a delightful book and a page turner. I give it a yay


Katie said...

I heartily agree. Best fairy tale of the year. Yay

Anna said...

I also really enjoyed this tale: a lovely new telling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon. Yay