Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

Title: Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow
Author: Jessica Day George
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Publication Date: January 8, 2008
Harcover 328 pages
ISBN-10: 1-59990-109-9

Blessed—or cursed—with an ability to understand animals, the Lass (as she’s known to her family) has always been an oddball. And when an isbjorn (polar bear) seeks her out, and promises that her family will become rich if only the Lass will accompany him to his castle, she doesn’t hesitate. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle, which is made of ice and inhabited by a silent staff of servents. Only a grueling journey on the backs of the four winds will reveal the truth: the bear is really a prince who’s been enchanted by a troll queen, and the Lass must come up with a way to free him before he’s forced to marry a troll princess.
This is the second book I have read by Jessica Day George. I have to say that I am a fan. I love her writing style. Her books are so easy to read and very entertaining. This book is a fairy tale based on Norwegian folk tales. It reminded my of Beauty and the Beast meets Cupid and Psyche meets some other fairy tale I have long forgotten. It’s full of trolls, a white reindeer, a magical white bear, and a nameless girl called lass. The story is full of adventure, hardships, love and loss. If you haven’t read any book by Jessica Day George, I recommend them to you. The ones I have read have been fantastic.

*picture and summary taken from goodreads


  1. Great review! This sounds like a wonderful read.

    From the Shadows

  2. I have always liked this folktale :)
    And I'd sure like to read this version


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