Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

Ophelia and the Marvelous BoyOphelia and the Marvelous Boy
by Karen Foxlee
Grades 4-8

In this reworking of Anderson’s Snow Queen, the Marvelous Boy has been locked away in the Snow Queen’s palace, which has since turned into a museum. Ophelia’s father takes a job at the museum, curating an exhibit of swords, and brings Ophelia and her older sister Alice along with him. All three are still grieving for Ophelia’s mother, who passed away a few months before. As Ophelia wanders the museum alone, she happens upon the Marvelous Boy in his locked room. Although it doesn’t fit in with her scientific view of life, she finds herself drawn into his stories and his quest to defeat the Snow Queen and save the world.

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