The Winter Child

Carefully combing his ears and tail and wearing his finest red felt boots, a furry young faery named Sneezle prepares for the Midwinter festival in Old Oak Wood the oldest faery court in the British Isles All the denizens of the wood have gathered for this grand winter holidaybut this year something is strangely wrong By now the forest should be blanketed with snowCarefully combing his ears and tail and wearing his finest red felt boots, a furry young faery named Sneezle prepares for the Midwinter festival in Old Oak Wood the oldest faery court in the British Isles All the denizens of the wood have gathered for this grand winter holidaybut this year something is strangely wrong By now the forest should be blanketed with snow, but the air remains warm, the leaves have not fallen, and branches remain laden with autumn s fruit Somehow, the cycle of nature has been halted, and even the faery king, Oberon, cannot fathom why winter has not arrived From this mystery will come a great adventure, one in which young Sneezle and his best friend, Twig, will confront menacing goblins and an evil sorcerer By turns charming, menacing, and hilarious, The Winter Child follows Sneezle and Twig as they bravely ferret out the terrible truth behind Winter s absence and witness a dramatic duel of sorcerers in which the future of the faery kingdom hangs in the balance In this marvelous collaboration between renowned doll maker Wendy Froud and award winning writer Terri Windling, the entrancing story twists and turns its way through the magical beauty and ominous shadows of the faeries world Art directed by Brian Froud, beloved creator of such classics as Good Faeries Bad Faeries, the book s spectacular photographs capture Sneezle, Twig, King Oberon and Queen Titania, the sorcerer Malagan, the Royal Council of Sorcerers, and the faeries of Old Oak Wood, all in such vivid detail that they seem to come alive indeed, perhaps, they are.Following the success of Wendy Froud and Terri Windling s first Sneezle adventure, A Midsummer Night sFaery Tale, this new volume opens the magical window of enchantment once with an extraordinary combination of story and art A mythic tale of nature humbled by whim and ambition and of good and simple souls triumphant The Winter Child will be a classic among lovers of fairy tales, fantasy literature, and all things Froudian.
The Winter Child Carefully combing his ears and tail and wearing his finest red felt boots a furry young faery named Sneezle prepares for the Midwinter festival in Old Oak Wood the oldest faery court in the British I

  • Title: The Winter Child
  • Author: Wendy Froud Terri Windling John Lawrence Jones
  • ISBN: 9780743202343
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Winter Child”

    1. This story of cute little faeries helping a cute little baby was too cute for me. I probably would have liked it when I was 8 -- old enough to follow the rather dense text but still young enough to love pretty pictures of fairies. Although, I am not positive I would have liked the illustrations even then. They are pretty and elaborate, but they are also photos of dolls, which always seem too static and posed to me, making that whole suspension-of-disbelief thing more difficult. Also, I spend too [...]

    2. Froud and Windling take us back to the forest of Sneezlewort, but this time they centre the story around the Winter Solstice (how fitting). An evil and ower hungry wizard has put a spell on the forest to stop winter simply because he dislikes the cold. Clearly he's a bit of a wask-a-doo, so Sneezlewort and company have to help stop him. Of course, Sneezlewort acts more as a facilitator for the story - since he's only a magicless root dweller - but he's a great and relatable focal point for the s [...]

    3. This is a pleasant little faery tale following the adventures of Sneezle, a tree root faery, and his friends as they journey to find out why Winter hasn't arrived in the Old Oak Wood. The fantasy art work of the scenes and characters that accompanies the story is intricate, detailed, and convincing. I was even persuaded to look and see if I could find any of the cute figurines(especially Sneezle)online. For readers of all ages who enjoy faery tales.

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