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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Snow Girl (The)
by Retold by Robert Giraud
Age Range: Under_5
An elderly couple have had a happy life together, but their only one regret is that they were unable to have a child. One winter day they decide to create a girl out of snow and are astonished when she comes to life. Throughout the winter months their happiness is complete but as spring approaches the girl becomes sad – what will happen when the snow melts?
The Snow Girl is from a traditional Russian tale retold by Robert Giraud a French journalist and author (1921-1997). It’s an unusual story about the changing seasons with expressive illustrated by Hélène Muller.