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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 fairy tale is about the power of friendship, courage, and love, and never ever giving up.

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  • “Foxlee’s adaptation of the fairy tale ‘The Snow Queen’ is set in a fanciful museum where Ophelia’s father, the curator, must create a large sword exhibit supervised by the enigmatic director, Miss Kaminsky. Jayne Entwistle’s graceful narration alternates effortlessly between Ophelia’s quiet reluctance to abandon her passion for science and her father’s absentminded responses to her endless questions…This delightful story is made more so by Entwistle’s convincing performance.”


  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, January 2014
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