If you are like me, Christmas isn’t complete without pulling out those special books from the Christmas box. The same stories year after year–and sometimes a new one or two–create that nostalgia that makes the holidays so special. Here are a couple new editions of old favorites, and a couple brand new offerings–a style for… Continue reading Gift Books for a Cosy Christmas
Before Middle Earth, J.R.R. Tolkien ‘s imagination sparked with a tragic protagonist from Scandinavian folklore.
When Kay is cursed by a magic mirror, he can no longer perceive goodness in anything – not his best friend Gerda, nor the roses in the garden. One wintery evening, he is kidnapped by the wicked Snow Queen and swept away to live for ever in her kingdom of ice. Friendless and shoe-less, Gerda… Continue reading Unless You Become Like Children: Andersen’s The Snow Queen
This winter, the land of fire and ice, of Polar bears and northern lights, of the chilling North Wind, and of snow-nestled mountains has whispered magic into my soul. Tales from the Old North, the lands of Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, are important. In them, the wind, the birds, the sea, the trees—nothing is just as you see it, but pulsing with promise and hope and vitality. Continue reading “Winter Lore from the Land of Fire and Ice”