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Winters Child

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
When Tom wishes winter would never end, he meets another boy who shares his love of snow and ice. Playing together every day, Tom hardly notices that spring doesn't come - until he realises the terrible effect of unending winter is having on the countryside and his sick grandma. His friend is Winter's child, and for the seasons to go on the friends must say goodbye until ...more
Hardcover, 33 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Templar Books
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Nov 14, 2016 Jodie rated it really liked it
Read this book in work with my year 4 class. I loved it! There was so much we could talk/write about, the story line, characters, traits & emotions, setting. Not to mention the illustrations are beautiful!!! We got some really good work from this!
Sep 14, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A young boy delights in the wonders of winter and wishes for it to last forever. Then he meets a strange boy with eyes the color of ice and hair the color of snow. They have wondrous adventures. But the long cold winter is taking its toll at home. Firewood is nearly gone, food is scarce, and Tom’s grandmother ails for the want of spring. Hoping to ease his grandmother’s suffering, Tom uses his beloved skis to heat their home a little longer. The mystery boy witnesses the sacrifice and realizes ...more
In this picture book from England, Tom loves the snow and ice and winter and wishes that the season would never leave. To his surprise, it doesn't. While he plays every day with a new friend, his grandmother grows colder and more fragile, and it seems as though spring will never come. The family burns everything they have to keep warm, and they grow hungrier every day. When he tells his friend how worried he is about his grandmother, the boy realizes that he must leave so that things can return ...more
Jun 11, 2016 Judy rated it it was ok
Shelves: pic-books
This book shouldn't disappoint ... but it did. Winter wilds, ailing grandmother, loving family, friendship ... why does this not strike a chord? I think it's the style of both the art and the writing. The reader isn't pulled into the story. The characters remain distant. The landscape is literally and figuratively cold. The message is one that I like: Be careful what you wish for; your wish might come true. But not as told in this story. Not a keeper.
Teresa Edmunds
Nov 15, 2015 Teresa Edmunds rated it it was amazing
When Tom meets an unexpected friend, he wishes winter will never end. But a long winter can mean hardships and both boys realize that it is time for spring. My favorite part of this book was the intricate details in the illustrations. The snowflakes are like lace upon the page. The story is a wonderful addition to any library.
Mar 15, 2016 Callie rated it liked it
The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and did give us plenty to talk about but the story itself is just so-so.
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Debby Baumgartner
A family is out of firewood and food it winter does not want to leave.
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Edward Sullivan
I find the digital illustrations, of the boy in particular, a bit creepy.
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Oct 05, 2015 Anastasija rated it it was amazing
Loved the story, but illustrations freaked me out a bit, but in a good way. Just a bit unusual.
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Angela McAllister has written over thirty children's books. She lives in Hampshire with her husband and their two children, who are often the inspiration for her stories.
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