Little Daughter of the Snow by Arthur Ransome
  

Synopsis

Little Daughter of the Snow by Arthur Ransome

Childless and sad, an old Russian man and his wife watch the village children playing in the snow. One day they decide to make their own little snow girl. Imagine their amazement when her eyes start to shine, her hair turns black and she comes alive! But, as Little Daughter of the Snow tells them, she isn't quite like other children: she plays outside all day and night, and eats ice porridge for breakfast. This poignant retelling of Arthur Ransome's classic Russian tale, with stylish illustrations by Tom Bower, carries a strong message about the true value of love.

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A poignant and beautifully delivered retelling of Arthur Ransome's classic Russian tale about the true value of parental love. www.writeaway.org.uk Tom Bower provides delicate and colourful art while the words are bewitching. Birmingham Sunday Mercury

About the Author

Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome was born on January 18, 1884, in Leeds, where his father was a Professor of History. His father was a lover of the hills and lakes of Furness, and carried the baby Arthur up to the top of Coniston Old Man (later to become 'Kanchenjunga' in the books) when he was only a few weeks old. Every summer, he took his family by train to Greenodd, complete with their belongings packed into a large tin bath, and then by cart along the valley to Lowick and, finally, to Nibthwaite, on the shores of Coniston Water.

It was to be a long time before the memories came to life in Swallows and Amazons and the rest of the books about the children who sailed and explored the lakes and mountains of England. Always fired by ambition to be a writer, Arthur Ransome took his first job with a London publisher and then with the famous newspaper, the Manchester Guardian, for whom he worked for many years as a foreign correspondent.

As a young man, Ransome spent many more happy holidays on the shores of Coniston with his friends the Collingwood family. Mr and Mrs Collingwood treated Arthur as a son and he pays them grateful recognition in his autobiography by saying 'My whole life has been happier for knowing them'. He spent hours on Peel Island, which was to become famous all over the world as Wildcat Island, picnicking there with the Collingwood daughters Dora and Barbara.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5 To 8

Author

Arthur Ransome
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st November 2007

ISBN

9781845075996


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