Dancing Through the Snow by Jean Little (18)

This is a Middle Grade Story that is as much poignant as it is inspiring. I love Canadian stories by Canadian authors who can transport me into such angst with brilliant poise and sincerity.

Min is a girl who has nothing. She was literally thrown away. I can’t even imagine how she may feel. She wasn’t even given up for adoption. She was just discarded.

Min had no mother, no birth certificate, no baby pictures. She didn’t even know what her read birthdate was.

Now after four different foster families took her in, Min is not really surprised when she is dumped back with Children’s Aid the week before Christmas. How can anyone do that? Can anyone really comprehend it? How can Min carry on?

But Min does! A part of her can’t help but be aching for a miracle. Can an injured dog help bring up her spirits? He too needs a miracle after all. Can both Min and the dog get the miracle they so richly want and deserve?

I loved this story. I was glued to every page, and despite its sad content, it was still a story that I read in two sittings. I really wanted to know how things would turn out for Min. So, without telling you, the reader, what the story is about, I will leave it here. All I will say is that it is well worth reading!

A GREAT story!

About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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