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The Cold Water Witch
It's the coldest night of the year and an eerie figure floats into a young girl's house. It is the Cold Water Witch and she's searching for someone to take her place as the ruler of a lonely, distant, frozen land. But the Cold Water Witch isn't prepared for the spunky child who awaits her. In the rewarding tradition of the classic fairy tale, this battle of wits between a ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Tricycle Press
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I liked the art of this book, but found the story a little too simple and saccharine to be one I wanted to read again. I teach second graders and that shapes my sensibility. Maybe younger kids would like this one, but I don't think my students would.
Yannick Murphy is the author of the novels, The Call, Signed, Mata Hari, Here They Come, and The Sea of Trees. Her story collections include Stories in Another Language and In a Bear's Eye. Her children's books include The Cold Water Witch, Baby Polar, and Ahwhoooooooo!. She is the recipient of various awards including a Whiting Writer's Award, a National Endowment for the Arts award, a Chesterfie ...moreMore about Yannick Murphy...