Caterina and Pavel's wish for a child is fulfilled when the snowgirl Pavel makes in the yard comes alive.
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The onset of Christmas reminds Pavel and his wife of their sadness at having no child of their own. When Pavel carves a beautiful girl out of snow and ice, she miraculously comes to life. Try as they may, Pavel and Caterina cannot convince the Snowgirl to come indoors or to eat a hot supper. On Christmas Eve the couple bring the sleeping Snowgirl inside so that Babouschka can bring her gifts. The next morning, the couple's goodness is rewarded, as the Snowgirl has melted and turned into a real little girl. Croll's retelling of this beloved Russian tale is full of the simplicity and charm that make folk stories eternally appealing. The bright illustrations with their doll-like figures celebrate the spirit of the warm country folk who endure the cold Russian winters. Ages 4-8.
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Book Description Putnam Juvenile, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M039921691X
Book Description Putnam Juvenile, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11039921691X
Book Description Putnam Juvenile. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 039921691X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1817088