Monday, March 3, 2014

Bibliophile's Corner

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
by Karen Foxlee

Amazon Description:
Unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard doesn't believe in anything that can't be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia's help.

As Ophelia embarks on an incredible journey to rescue the boy everything that she believes will be tested. Along the way she learns more and more about the boy's own remarkable journey to reach her and save the world.

My Thoughts:
Karen's Foxlee's modern day fairy tale, Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale: The Snow Queen. I found Ms. Foxlee's book delightful, and especially enjoyed her well-written tale's alliteration and whimsical word choices. This scintillating story is also full of wonderful elements of friendship, courage, and love. I would definitely recommend Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy to female readers from the ages of eight to twelve.

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