Reader Reviewed The Snow Sister by Emma Carroll
  

The Snow Sister

Written by Emma Carroll

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Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, November 2015 Full of sadness but also hope and ultimately happiness this is a heart-warming story for Christmas with a strong Victorian setting. When Pearl makes a snow sister on Christmas Eve to remember her own dead sister Agnes she brings a little cheer into her life. But the moment is fleeting and Pearl is soon caught up in a fast- paced drama after her father receives a mysterious letter which promises to change the family’s fortunes forever. After many twists and turns along the way, what will Pearl’s new happiness be? ~ Julia Eccleshare

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'This snowy tale of the importance of family is exactly what I would want to read, snuggled up in a blanket on the sofa, on Christmas Eve.'
  • Erica Motoc, age 9 - 'The Snow Sister is a really good book. The main character is Pearl, a strong girl that fights through everything, sometimes cheeky, but mostly serious.'
  • Felicity Wilcox, age 12 - 'A completely charming story for winter, good for 7-14 year olds of both genders!'
  • Betty Furmston, age 9 - 'The only thing wrong with this book is that you can't put it down.'
  • Amy Coward, age 9 - 'This story is about family and kindness and trying not to let your hopes get you down while you still have fun.'
  • Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 13 - 'An exciting and at times sad story, set in Victorian England at Christmas.'
  • Isabel, age 8 - 'A sad and engrossing story about Pearl and the snow girl who replaces her dead sister.'
  • Isaac Phelan, age 12 - 'The Snow Sister. An action-packed thrilling adventure for those willing to explore its pages. This is a brilliantly well written book Emma Carroll.'
  • Isla Bauer, age 9 - 'Fantastic, fascinating, hooking book.  This book showed me how strong wills could be and Emma put a lot of description right into one tiny book.'

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Synopsis

The Snow Sister by Emma Carroll

Ever since her sister, Agnes, died, Pearl has a tradition every time it snows. She makes a person out of snow. A snow sister. It makes Christmas feel a little less lonely.

In anticipation of a better Christmas, Pearl goes to beg credit at Mr Noble's grocery to get ingredients for a Christmas pudding. But she is refused, and chased down the street where she is hit by a handsome cab. The snow is falling so hard that they can't take her home. She'll have to stay at Flintfield Manor overnight, in a haunted room...Will Pearl make it home for Christmas?

About the Author

Emma Carroll

Emma Carroll is a secondary school English teacher. She has also worked as a news reporter, an avocado picker and the person who punches holes into filofax paper. She recently graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University's MA in Writing For Young People.

Emma lives in the Somerset hills with her husband and two terriers.

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Paperback
112 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Emma Carroll
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Publisher

Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber

Publication date

1st October 2015

ISBN

9780571317639

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