Praise for Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow!
With spirit, energy and a puckish sense of humor, George weaves the "East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon" tale into a novel-length saga. ...Rich in
Norwegian lore and perfectly delicious to read. --Kirkus Reviews
Once again George creates a gutsy, resourceful heroine, akin to Creel in her first novel...The author literally fleshes out the tale by appealing to
the five senses. The lass's wolf-dog, Rollo, reports that the ice palace smells of rotting flesh. The descriptions of the luxurious meals, the textures of the silk gowns,
all contribute to a sensory experience. The tale cautions against vanity, often with humor (like Nancy Farmer's evil half-troll Queen Frith in The Sea of
Trolls, the princess troll here also loses her hair, but in a comical climactic scene), and implies the long cycle of ungranted wishes for the insatiable
troll princess (a nicely crafted scene with three elderly "mosters," or aunties, amplifies this theme). Even if readers think they know where the author
is leading them, they will be in for some pleasant surprises. --Shelf Awareness
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, by Jessica Day George, is a treasure of a book! You know when you begin reading a book that grabs hold of your
imagination and soars through unimaginable adventures - and you wish for more books like it. Ms. George's book fits perfectly in this category! ...
Ms. George based her story on an old Nordic tale and the many facets of the story are gradually woven together to bring a climatic ending. It's beautifully
and excitedly writ-ten so that all ages 12 through adult will thoroughly enjoy it! The Nordic terminology and usage found throughout can be researched
in a well-defined glossary located in the back of the book. This book's a keeper! --Newton's Book News