I was a bit disappointed in the ending at first ... but even that grows on you, and makes sense after a time.
I started this book and was surprised I liked it. Nothing really happens but still you could not stop listening. I did not want it to end. It was a beautiful story. It is almost like reading a poem. One that speaks to you so you read it again.
I was scratching my head at the end wondering why it ended the way it did but it was very entertaining.
Ivey spins a wonderful story with illustrations of the wilderness that take you with the characters. You feel their lone,liness, love, friendships and dispair. Throughout the story you continue to question, "Is the child real? Will she return?"
Ivey's multiple descriptions of the wilderness and journeys in the snow.
I loved the book, it was well written and difficult to put down. Monk did a great job of narration. I highly recommend it and will be looking for more books from thid author
The sre-telling of a Russian fairy tale is (deceptively) simple and enchanting. The harsh setting in Alaska contrasts so beautifully with the magic of the little snow child coming to life, and the relationship of the old man and old woman is so earnest and sad. It's completely captivating! I cried with wonder. Recommended for fans of fairytales, Alaska tales, magical realism, or relationships.
I tried to listen to it in all one sitting. I hated to stop it for anything. It was fascinating. I spent the entire book trying to figure out how reality and fairy tale would intersect. The characters were so real and vivid, as was the setting. I was completely swept up. I even felt cold when the frigid setting was described. This is a fabulous book!
I saw this book recommended in several places, but I didn’t think a snow-girl that comes to life would keep my attention. I’m glad I gave it a try! Beautiful writing and imagery, and a very good character study. This book did such a respectful job of creating a story from an old Russian fairy tale. I loved the friendship between the two Alaskan couples. Highly recommend.
I would totally listen to The Snow Child again. I loved the story - it was delightful.
I loved Mabel, who she started as and who she ended as. Strong growth.
This book made me smile, not a laugh or a cry, but it made me warm and happy.
This book took a bit to pull me in, but by the end I was sorry it was finished. It is a carefully constructed book. The writing is good, especially the description of the places. The less important characters occasionally wander into "stock" territory, but the inner lives of the main characters ring very true. I ended up caring very much what happened to these people. I am not sure I would listen to again since knowing the end might ruin some of the enjoyment, but I wouldn't rule that out. It is a story that slowly creeps under your skin.