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The Ice Maiden's Tale

The Ice Maiden's Tale

by Lisa Preziosi


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Every town has an old lady all the children just know is a witch.

When Johanna and Casper must spend the afternoon at her house, there’s nothing to do, except listen to a story. While the siblings await their mother’s return from the hospital where she’s visiting their ailing father, Mrs. Kinder reads them a story of adventure, magic and music.

Mrs. Kinder’s mysterious golden book tells an intertwined tale of two young men—the sensitive Sculptor who carves a beautiful woman from ice and the thieving Sorcerer searching for a spell that will bring the statue to life.

The story twists and turns, from the Frozen Forest, to the land of the Lemon Trees, to the home of the Swamp Witch, as the Sculptor’s and Sorcerer’s adventures circle each other. Their inevitable confrontation reveals buried memories that force each of them to confront the true cost of love and redemption.

Lisa Preziosi's The Ice Maiden's Tale the the perfect story-within-a-story with adventure and romance reminiscent of The Princess Bride for a new generation of readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532402319
Publisher: Xist Publishing
Publication date: 05/31/2017
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island, in the dungeon of an old building, making up stories while she sorts through endless stacks of papers, just dreaming of living somewhere with windows. She is currently working on several novels and hopes to write her way to that aforementioned windowed place.

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