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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy (Library Binding)

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Ophelia discovers a boy in a locked room of a museum and offers to help him escape. However, he needs her help not only to escape, but also to stop the Snow Queen from destroying the world. A fantastically fun adventure with a brave, intelligent heroine. — Krysta Piccoli


"Magic is "messy and dangerous and filled with longing," we learn in this brave tale of grief, villainy and redemption that borrows from the story of the Snow Queen. Set in a vast, chilly museum, the tale brings together a valiant girl, a charmed boy, a magical sword and a clock ticking down to the end of the world."--"The Wall Street Journal
This is the story of unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard who doesn't believe in anything that can't be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty, the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia's help.
As Ophelia embarks on an incredible journey to rescue the boy everything that she believes will be tested. Along the way she learns more and more about the boy's own remarkable journey to reach her and save the world.
A story within a story, this a modern day fairytale about the power of friendship, courage and love, and never ever giving up.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

KAREN FOXLEE is the author of two young adult novels, "The Anatomy of Wings" and" The Midnight Dress." She lives in Gympie, Australia, with her daughter.

About the Illustrator

YOKO TANAKA has illustrated children's books by Kate DiCamillo, Sara Pennypacker, R.L. LaFevers, Laura Godwin, and Keith McGowan.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385753555
ISBN-10: 0385753551
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 28th, 2014
Pages: 228
Language: English