Monday, 7 October 2013

The Reindeer Girl by Holly Webb

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Uncle Tomas glanced round at Lotta from the front seat of the car. ‘I know you really want to see your grandparents, and your great-grandmother. But the thing is, on the way from the airport to their house, we will go past the reindeer farm…
Pages – 178
Published by Stripes Publishing in September 2013
Goodreads Summary
Lotta loves to hear Great-grandmother Erika tell stories of her childhood, herding reindeer in the snowy north of Norway. Lotta dreams of having such adventures, too. Little does she know that her wish is about to come true.
One night, just before Christmas, Lotta wakes to find herself in the world of her great-grandmother's stories. And she has her very own reindeer and calf to take care of...
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Holly Webb is quickly becoming a favourite author of mine. Her books are such a delight to read. Reading  The Reindeer Girl was like being wrapped up in a warm blanket and given a frothy cup of hot chocolate!
The characters are wonderfully written. Lotta is such a heart-warming character – her love for the calf is so strong, she risks her own life to save him. The reindeer quickly capture your heart as you follow them on their journey. 
As an adult, I was surprised by how much I learnt about reindeer and Norway in this book. To the point that, I have bored people all week with my reindeer facts! If I’m learning so much, then kids are really going to gain  a lot from this book.
From start to finish, this book is an truly magical! A perfect book to be read on Christmas Eve.

2 comments:

  1. Ah, this sounds so lovely, and I like that it's set in Norway and throws in a lot of interesting stuff about reindeers! Thanks for the review :)

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  2. This is my Christmas eve reading for this year sorted :)

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