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 Lost frost girl
 Author: Wilson, Amy

 Publisher:  HarperCollins
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 307 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 954606 ISBN: 9780062671486
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Fantasy fiction
 Magic -- Fiction
 Winter -- Fiction

Price: $20.01

A story brimming with heart about a normal girl who discovers that she is really Jack Frost's daughter-with winter powers of her very own. An enchanting modern-day fairy tale about family, friendship, and the magic of embracing who you are meant to be.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.00
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 194533

   Kirkus Reviews (09/01/17)
   School Library Journal (08/01/17)
   Booklist (10/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2017 Gr 4–7—Twelve-year-old Owl has never met her father. She doesn't even know who he is. But when the onset of puberty brings an awakening of magical powers, she finally discovers the truth: her father is Jack Frost, the irrepressible nature spirit responsible for the winter months. Owl has inherited some of her father's powers, but she has no idea how to control them and her father has no interest in helping her learn. Moreover, she finds out that her very existence may have been engineered by another jealous nature spirit as a trap for her father. As tension mounts in the fairy court, Owl must learn to use her powers wisely and speak out, despite the fact that the fae are unwilling to listen to a mere half-human. This character-driven fantasy exhibits a nice balance between Owl's magical adventures and her human struggles with friendship and school. Secondary characters, including Owl's artist mother, best friend Mallory, and mysterious new boy Avery, are all interesting and well-drawn; the members of the fairy court are, perhaps intentionally, less knowable. The pacing lags a bit in the first half of the book, but picks up steam as the plot develops. Occasional Briticisms in this UK import shouldn't hinder American readers' understanding or enjoyment of the story; the setting is vague enough to be almost anywhere. VERDICT Purchase where fantasy flies off the shelves.—Misti Tidman, Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, OH - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 10/01/2017 Owl has never known her father, and her mother remains mysterious about his identity. When strange things begin to happen to Owl, like frost appearing on her skin, she becomes more determined to find her father. Finally she learns who he is: Jack Frost. Owl delves into Jack’s magical world of mythical and fay creatures upon meeting him and also realizes she may have her own frosty powers. With the help of her human best friend, Mallory, and her new half fay friend, Avery, Owl learns to manage her own powers and goes on a fight against nature in order to save her father from permanent banishment from the human world. Similar to Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series, Wilson’s debut nicely blends reality and fantasy into an entertaining read. The world Wilson creates is well-defined with rules and creatures, and she brings the fairy tale individuals to life while maintaining a delightful combination of realism and fantasy. A promising first novel. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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