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Caterina and Pavel, who want a child more than anything in the world, are delighted when the snowgirl they build comes to life. But is she real? Croll's retelling of this beloved Russian tale is full of the simplicity and charm that make folk tales eternally appealing.--Publishers Weekly. Full color....

Title : The Little Snowgirl
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ISBN : 9780698114241
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Little Snowgirl Reviews

  • Mollie
    2019-03-04 02:58

    This book is great to help children learn about different cultures. The story takes place in Russia during Christmas time and instead of Santa coming, Babouschka comes. I liked reading this book because it showed the true love between the mom and dad and the love for their snow child. It was a good representation of the Russian culture because the names of the characters were Russian. The dad's name was Pavel, the mom's Caterina, and the daughter's Dochinka. The illustrations were also a good representation of the Russian culture. The outfits the characters wore were not something we would wear in our culture, but could show kids how people dress in other cultures.I would recommend this story if you want to educate your students about other cultures and how they dress and celebrate holidays. This story was not one of my favorites, but it was still a cute read.

  • genevieve
    2019-03-16 20:52

    the illustrations are lovely and it was a beautiful tale.

  • Salma Al Rayes
    2019-03-10 01:59

    One of my fav childhood stories :)

  • Annette
    2019-03-15 21:02

    Story is charming and particularly my favorite Russian fairy tales and folk lore. I plan to make a set of glove puppets and a clay statue of the little snow girl searching for different illustrations, and will make my own based on two little girls who parents disliked them. This story is positively lovely for the parents wanting a child created her out of snow, which will melt if they love her too much and hug her as my grandmother and grandfather loved. The dearest story plot is the action to have the child created muffin snow and imagination wins out and a good heart of parents in this story. The parents do not intend to hurt the child and the child knows how much she may contend with in her imaginary state. Ha, Ha!

  • Julie Barrett
    2019-02-21 02:56

    The little snowgirl, an old Russian tale by Croll_ Carolyn Story of a wood carver and they want a child of their own.They watch the children build a snowman and his wife becomes very sad. The husband did make one outside and he wakes his wife the next morning to see what he's done. She wants the snowgirl to speak and something so magical happens. The wife wants the child to eat warm hot food and that's not possible for the snowgirl. Their Santa will never find her to leave gifts-because she is not IN her bed, inside the house.There is more magic to come.....I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

  • Mckinley
    2019-03-01 23:41

    It's not hard to guess the ending. However, since the parents messed up I would have liked to see a test or something they needed to do. That would make it more real since fairytales are about trials and such. Instead we have an insipid story that isn't worth reading twice.

  • Renee
    2019-03-05 02:41

    Sweet Russian folktake, authored and illustrated by Carolyn Croll, in the style of one of our favorites - Tomie DePaola. I originally credited DePaola with this work. Many apologies to the actual author and illustrator - Carolyn Croll. The error was wholly unintentional.

  • Gretchen W
    2019-02-22 23:03

    Loved it

  • Libby
    2019-03-20 23:59

    Libby liked it was emotional (sad / happy)