From best-selling author Holly Webb comes a gorgeous wintery story of a very special friendship, just in time for Christmas.
One Christmas, Lotta is visiting her grandmother in Norway. Soon, she finds herself drawn into a magical adventure, travelling by sledge, herding reindeer from the snowy mountains to the summer pastures. But when a mother reindeer is lost, Lotta must find her before her calf starves?
Fans of Holly Webb’s The Snow Bear will delight in this beautiful winter’s tale set in snowy Norway. A beautiful tale that would make a lovely Christmas present or stocking filler for any fan of Holly Webb’s Animal Stories.
Source: ARC from Stripes Publishing (Little Tiger Group) via NetGalley
This is a beautiful little story that mixes animal adventures with a touch of magic and a wondrous glimpse of a different culture. It’s perfect for animal-loving girls everywhere.
Lotta is an ordinary girl who is finally going to Norway to spend Christmas with her grandparents, and to meet her great-grandmother for the first time. Lotta has always been fascinated by her great-grandmother’s stories about reindeer herding as part of the Sami people, and Lotta’s very excited to meet real reindeer.
I loved how this story wove in the stories of Lotta’s family with her own time-travelling/fantasy adventure that sees her take part in her own reindeer herding trip, involving the care and rescue of a small calf. It’s also beautifully illustrated throughout, helping to show the distinctive clothing that Lotta encounters as well as her time with the reindeer themselves.
If you have an animal loving little girl in your life, then I thoroughly recommend this book. It’s quite short and the frequent illustrations make for an easy, manageable read from ages 7+. There’s also plenty for an adult to enjoy while reading along, especially during the Christmas season.
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