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The Cold Water Witch

3.28  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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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Oct 22, 2010 Carolynn rated it it was amazing
I briefly flipped through this one, barely taking note of the words of the story, but simply allowing the impact of the art to wash over me... it is an incredibly beautiful story book.

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Jul 02, 2013 Relyn rated it liked it
Recommended to Relyn by: spotted at the library
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.
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Nov 24, 2015 Carmen Orellana rated it really liked it
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The art of the story is what captured my attention. It's beautiful.

I felt the story ended too abruptly and left too much unanswered.

It was a cute story nonetheless.
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I thought this was a little bit scary to start with but the ending was very heartwarming.
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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 ...more
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