Windling, Terri; Froud, Wendy The Winter Child
New York Simon & Schuster 2001 0743202341 / 9780743202343 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket
Illustrated by Jones, John Lawrence; Froud, Brian
White boards with gold lettering, unpaginated, numerous beautiful full page color photos. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart. A bright, attractive copy.
"Carefully combing his ears and tail and wearing his finest red felt boots, a furry young faery named Sneezle prepares for the Midwinter festival in Old Oak Wood - the oldest faery court in the British Isles. All the denizens of the wood have gathered for this grand winter holiday . . . but this year something is strangely wrong. By now the forest should be blanketed with snow, but the air remains warm, the leaves have not fallen, and branches remain laden with autumn fruit. Somehow, the cycle of nature has been halted, and even the faery king, Oberon, cannot fathom why winter has not arrived. From this mystery will come a great adventure, one in which young Sneezle and his best friend, Twig, will confront menacing goblins and an evil sorceror."; 9¾" - 12" Tall