Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy by Karen Foxlee
Our Review: Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy by Karen Foxlee
A brilliant tale for inquisitive independent readers aged nine years and above. Ophelia is a very sensible, logical young girl, she only believes in things that can be scientifically proven. Her beloved mother has just passed anyway and in an attempt to take her mind off her sadness, her father moves the family from England to France. When her father accepts a post In a French museum restoring ancient swords, she is delighted to spend her days exploring the many rooms and the scientific artefacts in the snow covered museum. But what she find challenges all she finds logical and rational…in a locked forgotten room she discovers a boy who has been imprisoned for 300 years by an evil queen, in fact she slowly starts to realise must be the original Snow Queen. With growing trepidation, who she gradually comes to believe she is the beautifully icy curator of the current museum. With the clock ticking to her creating an endless winter with all that is bright and beautiful passing, she must gather all her courage and save the boy and unlock the mystery of the Snow Queen and the Marvellous Boy. The first book written for children by Queensland author Karen Foxlee, this is a fabulous story for children who love an intelligent read.
Review by Nicole Maher @ Great Escape Books