THE REMARKABLE & VERY TRUE STORY OF LUCY & SNOWCAP by H.M. Bouwman
Kirkus Star

THE REMARKABLE & VERY TRUE STORY OF LUCY & SNOWCAP

Age Range: 10 - 14

KIRKUS REVIEW

An original, remarkable and very true debut. In 1775, three boats carrying English convicts bound for America wreck near an island called Tathenn, which is inhabited by natives known as Colay—who are quickly pushed onto outrider islands. Twelve years later, the Colay men have all been turned to stone; when the last baby, Robert, is born, his older sister Lucy takes him to the stone garden to die. Meanwhile, the Lord Governor and his wife have been killed in what is claimed to be a Colay uprising, leaving daughter Snowcap to rule as Child Governor under a regent. Lucy runs away with Rob, Snowcap flees the murderous regent, and which parts of the story are true—and the entire meaning of the word truth—starts to get a little murky. “Sometimes, in deepest peril…belief can blossom, and for the length of a silvery moment, magic can become the most real of real things.” Beautifully written, fully realized, fast-paced—this blurs the line between fantasy and history and has winner written all over it. (Fantasy. 10-14)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7614-5441-0
Page count: 288pp
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2008




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