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Synopsis: When a Japanese woodcutter breaks his promise and describes his encounter with a terrifying snow woman, he loses his wife and must make a dangerous journey to win her back.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 2-5-The team that created The Samurai's Daughter (Dial, 1992) turns again to Japanese legend, bringing their considerable talents to bear on a tale with a familiar folklore motif. Caught in a terrible blizzard, two woodcutters take shelter in a mountain hut. During the night, Minokichi, the younger, finds a coldly beautiful woman bending over his companion. Seeing Minokichi's terror, she says that she feels "pity and something deeper" for him, and spares his life, extracting his vow not to tell anyone what he has seen. As she drifts away, he sees that his friend is dead. Returning home, he tells no one of his vision until years later, when he tells his wife of his strange dreamlike experience. His broken promise brings disaster, for before his eyes, Yuki changes into the Woman of the Snow and fades into the mist. Seeking the help of the Wind God, Minokichi undertakes a dangerous journey through montains inhabited by fierce supernatural beings to win back his beloved snow wife. San Souci spins a compelling, atmospheric tale, enhanced by Johnson's equally evocative paintings. His cool, misty watercolors and textured pastels create a strong sense of the snow-filled landscape, underscoring the drama of the retelling. A fine addition to any collection.
Linda Boyles, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Snow Wife Japan
Publisher: PENGUIN PUTNAM TRADE
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Dial Books, 1993. Book Condition: Good. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. , 600grams, ISBN:9780803714090. Bookseller Inventory # 2874723
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0803714092I5N00
Book Description Dial. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2593641807
Book Description Dial. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0803714092 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # GDO4262.1AZGG031317H0048
Book Description Dial Books, 1993. First Edition, First Printing. HardCover in DustJacket. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. Clean, Bright and Unmarked. Binding Straight and Tight. Bookseller Inventory # 86601
Book Description Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, 1993. Pictorial Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Stephen T. Johnson (illustrator). First Edition. Color illust on dj and cover of a woman with long black hair. Color illust. Unpaginated. When a Japanese woodcutter breaks his promise and describes his encounter with a terrifying snow woman, he loses his wife and must make a dangerous journey to win her back. Usual library markings. Dj in mylar wrap. Dj flaps pasted to inside of covers. Bookseller Inventory # 126743B
Book Description Dial, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0803714092
Book Description Dial, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Like New. Collectible: Like New/no jacket, illustrated boards; like new hardcover, illustrated boards. Bookseller Inventory # B7466CI
Book Description Dial, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0803714092
Book Description Dial, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020803714092