The Ice Maiden's Tale
When Johanna and Casper must spend the afternoon at her house, there’s nothing to do, except listen to a story. While the siblings await their mother’s return from the hospital where she’s visiting their ailing father, Mrs. Kinder reads them a story of adventure, magic and music.
Mrs. Kinder’s mysterious go ...more
Mrs Kinder is babysitting her neighbour's children, Casper and Johanna. And what better way to distract two grief-stricken children than with a story from a world not our own? Mrs Kinder draws children and reader alike into a tale of love and loss, magic and wisdom, make-believe and ...more
This is very good example of a story-within-a-story. Preziosi writes for both a youthful audience and adult when weaving this captivat ...more
A well-written and compelling old-fashioned fairy tale for the current times . With a nod to fairy tales of the past, this tale takes elements from them and weaves them into a delightful blend of magic, cookie guns, and excitement!
Casper does not want to go to the witch's house, even though his older sister Johanna insists the Mrs. Kinder isn't a witch at all. With their father in the hospital, they have no choice but to let the Mrs. Kinder babysit them so their mother has time to visit him. Mrs. Kinder tells them a tale about a beautiful ice sculpture and two young men, who are possessed with the idea of bringing the sculpture of a yo ...more
I really enjoyed the separate, yet intertwined stories of Gabriel and Sebastian. I enjoyed ...more
Casper is sure Mrs. Kinder is a witch, Johanna thinks she is a just a strange old lady living in an old, broken down house. To distract the children Mrs. Kinder pick ...more
I liked how this was a story within a story and the author succeeded in doing so. The way the author introduced the characters were very interesting and memorable. The author was able to build the characters with depth and was able to develop them as the story goes on. The romance in the Ice maiden’s tale wasn’t overbearing and the adventures the two had was dealt with great detail. I personally liked the part with the big abandoned castle because the atmosphere for the scene was told quite nice...more
I read this book first for myself, and am now buying copies for nieces and nephews as gifts because a beautiful story is a thing worth sharing.
I received a Kindle arc from Netgalley in exchange for a fair review.