The Snow Wife by Robert D. San Souci

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When a Japanese woodcutter breaks his promise and describes his encounter with a terrifying snow woman, he loses his wife and must make a dangerous journey to win her back.
 

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Robert D. San Souci was born in 1946 in San Francisco. After holding jobs in book stores and in publishing, San Souci has been a full-time award-winning children's book author since 1974. San Souci is best known for his adaptations of folklore for children. His first books, The Legend of Scarface and Song of Sedna, were written in 1978 and 1981, respectively. Since then he has written dozens of others. His brother Daniel frequently illustrates his work. The Legend of Scarface won the Notable Children's Trade Book in the Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies, and was a Horn Book honor list citation. Sukey and the Mermaid won the American Library Association's Notable Book citation in 1992, and Cut from the Same Cloth won an Aesop Award from the Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society. Robert San Souci has also written some nonfiction works for children and several novels for adults. Stephen T. Johnson is the creator of such well-known childreStephen T. Johnson is the creator of such well-known children's books as the "Publishers Weekly" bestseller "My Little Rn's books as the "Publishers Weekly" bestseller "My Little Red Toolbox", the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winned Toolbox", the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winner "My Little Yellow Taxi", and the Caldecott Honor, "New Yoer "My Little Yellow Taxi", and the Caldecott Honor, "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book of the Year "Alphabet City "rk Times" Best Illustrated Book of the Year "Alphabet City "and the "New York Times" Best Illustrated and ALA Notable Boand the "New York Times" Best Illustrated and ALA Notable Book "A is for Art". His drawings and paintings are in numeok "A is for Art". His drawings and paintings are in numerous private and permanent collections, including the Nationrous private and permanent collections, including the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washinal Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Solo exhibitions of his work have been featured agton, D.C. Solo exhibitions of his work have been featured at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Nt the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York; the Katonah Museum of Art, New York; and the Spenceew York; the Katonah Museum of Art, New York; and the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. Among his publir Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. Among his public art is a mosaic mural at the DeKalb Avenue subway station c art is a mosaic mural at the DeKalb Avenue subway station in Brooklyn, New York, and a 70-foot mural planned for 2009 in Brooklyn, New York, and a 70-foot mural planned for 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Johnson and his family make theiin Los Angeles, California. Johnson and his family make their home in Lawrence, Kansas. Visit him at www.stephenjohnsonsr home in Lawrence, Kansas. Visit him at www.stephenjohnsonstudio.com/. tudio.com/.
 
Published September 1, 1993 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences.

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When a broken promise exiles Yuki back to the spirit world and she loses all memory of their happy life together, Minokichi undertakes a perilous quest to the capricious god's shrine to plead for her return.

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As he braves a dangerous blizzard, Minokichi, a woodcutter's apprentice, witnesses a terrifying act: a beautiful, white-robed woman, who seems incarnated from a swirl of icy mist, draws the life out of Minokichi's aged employer.

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