See a BOOK TRAILER for Winterfrost HERE
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Candlewick (September 9, 2014)
Accelerated Reader Quiz? YES
By popular request: How to pronounce the Danish words in Winterfrost
(if you speak English. If you speak something else, these pronunciations may not make a lot sense to you!
- nisse - nee-suh
- Pia - pee-uh
- Klakke - clack-uh
- Gammel - gam-mul
- Pedersen - like Peterson
- Hagen - hay-gun
and one English word that has caused quite a bit of stir and confusion
- hay mow - mow rhymes with COW
Children with a fascination for all things cute and tiny will delight in the cozy details of nisse household life, with its acorn cups and thistledown stockings. At the same time, they will appreciate Bettina’s struggle to cope with very adult responsibilities. A gentle holiday adventure with a quiet message of courage and responsibility.
—School Library Journal
A sweet but suspenseful story... The plot comes together as Bettina bravely searches for her sister in the sparkling wilderness, which seems to be under some sort of winter spell.
Houts’s descriptions of the glistening weather phenomenon of winterfrost heighten the air of wonder in the story. The mix of fantasy, legend, and holiday tradition makes for a heady, escapist read.