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November 04, 2021
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Can you feel a tremble in the wind? The sun grows pale. The wild things hide. Frindleswylde is coming!

When the mysterious boy Frindleswylde enters Cora and Grandma's house in the woods, he steals the light from their lantern. Without it, Grandma will not be able to return home after work in the dark. Cora is determined to get the lantern back, but first she must follow Frindleswylde down a hole in the pond that leads to his magical frozen kingdom, where he sets her three Impossible Tasks. Reminiscent of The Snow Queen, beautifully written and sumptuously illustrated, Frindleswylde is a classic in the making.

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Fairytale for the Winter
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Cora's grandmother always warns her that she should never let Frindleswylde in because he will freeze her along with everything around her and steal their light. Wherever he goes, he brings the cold and without light, Granny can't find her way home. Cora is determined to keep the house safe for her grandma, but something goes wrong when Granny finds herself tricked. When Frindleswylde steals their lantern, Cora must get it back or else she'll never see her grandma again. The only way he'll return it is if Cora complete three tasks. If she fails them, she will remain in this wintery land to being the new Queen of Winter. While the tasks seem impossible, Cora doesn't back down and faces each challenge with a witty mind, but will she ever find her way back home when all is said and done?

FRINDLESWYLDE is a wintery fairytale that feels like it's a story straight out of Hans Christian Andersen's collection. The illustrations are stunning and capture the winter feeling with their dark colors and beautiful details. The eerie story is the perfect depiction of everything winter to go along with the pictures. This is the perfect book to cuddle under a blanket and read with nothing but a small lamp on to add to the feels. There are times where I feel it falls flat, but the illustrations held my interest the entire time.

Final Verdict: I would recommend this to middle-grade children who love fantasy and fairytales. It's perfect for the winter season, just don't leave your window open!
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