Thursday, April 17, 2014

A to Z: O is for Ophelia

For this year's A to Z Blogging Challenge I'm featuring books that I'd like to read!

O is for: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee 

A luminous retelling of the Snow Queen, this is the story of unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard who doesn't believe in anything that can't be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room.  He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen.  And he has been waiting for Ophelia's help.

As Ophelia embarks on an incredible journey to rescue the boy everything that she believes will be tested.  Along the way she learns more and more about the boy's own remarkable journey to reach her and save the world.

A story within a story, this a modern day fairytale about the power of friendship, courage and love, and never ever giving up.

What is your favorite fairy tale or fairy tale re-make?

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really good. I love fairy tales, re-makes, fractured fairy tales...

    I had the pleasure to be assigned to write a fractured fairy tale for my International Children's Lit class in college. I created a tailor who made a pair of magical boots for a cat that was lying on his porch...the cat later became his apprentice and helped him with other fairy tale character's clothing, such as Red Riding Hood's cloak, etc.

    Michelle @ In Media Res


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