Monday, 14 September 2015

The Snow Sister - Emma Carroll

snow sister

The Snow Sister is the endearing story of the Granger family and it youngest, most sensitive member—Pearl. Pearl's sister Agnes has passed and a snowgirl with Agnes' shawl is made by Pearl every winter.

After being informed they are the “main beneficiaries” in the will of an estranged uncle, Pearl is sent off to fetch ingredients for a Christmas pudding (on an unpaid account) and her father goes off to Bath to sit in on the reading of his brother's will. An unfortunate (albeit minor) accident occurs and Pearl is brought to recover in the manor house of the Lockwoods, who turn out to also be named as beneficiaries to the will of Silas Granger—and what Pearl's father comes home with is nothing anyone could have expected.

Well written and sentimental, Emma Carroll's The Snow Sister is a charming story for mid-grade readers. There are enough twists to keep a tween who has moved on from traditional children's books interested, without the loss of the principled lessons parents still wish to see in an older child's reading. I think this book would make an exemplary winter read for children and recommend it to parents who are looking for something with a little more depth in the literature they place into the hands of their kids.

I would like to thank Net Galley and the publisher, Faber and Faber, for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, which this is


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