|A mystical poetic book of a boy's search for his lost sister, with battles against evil and encounters with other worlds of silver and snow. |
|Gwyn's grandmother gives him five strange birthday gifts, to see if he has any magical powers - a piece of seaweed, a yellow scarf, a tin whistle, a twisted metal brooch and a small broken horse. What could they all be for? Gwyn gives the brooch to the wind and in return there comes a tiny silver spider, Arianwin, the Snow Spider. |
|A beautifully written story, with exciting adventures and strange happenings. Will catch the imagination of any child. Some of the Welsh names may cause problems for the reader but a little help from an adult will help greatly. Well worth a read. |
|I've found in general that girls rather than boys will like this book, although I've known several boys who have enjoyed it and gone on to read authors like Robin Jarvis and Brian Jacques. Won the Smarties Book Prize 1996.
The first of a trilogy, followed by Emlyn's Moon and The Chestnut Soldier. Grand Prix winner of the Smarties Prize. |
|Other books by Jenny Nimmo include Dog Star, Emlyn's Moon, Griffin's Castle, Midnight for Charlie Bone, Seth and the Strangers, The Chestnut Soldier, The Rinaldi Ring, The Time Twister, Tom and the Pterosaur, Ultramarine. |
|This review by Mrs Mad. |
|Alex and Rhys, St Athan|
We think the Snow spider is pretty good. we would give a rating of 7/10.
|giselinde, university of ghent (belgium)|
this book has always been one of my favourites. i read it for the first time when i was 9 years old, now i'm 19 and i still like to reread it... it gives me a very magical feeling (even more than the harry potter books).
|Jennie & Leah & Nathan, St Athan|
We enjoyed reading your book. We really liked the part were Gwyn hit Dewi without touching him. I found it really good. I like Jacqueline Wilson's books too.
Dear Mrs. Mad, For months i have been trying to find a website about this beautiful story which was read to me by my teacher when i was around 8 years old. i am now 17 but i have never forgotten this story. i used to live in Cardiff, Wales when my father
|Nathan Denner and Lauren Davis, St. Athan Primary School|
We reckon that the Snow Spider is a good book for children and adults too. We like it when Gwyn makes magic things happen.
Really good 9out of 10. Good for 9 year olds.
|kane de carteret, castel school,castel|
i hate the book it's a load of rubbish
|Madeline, Sydney Australia|
This book was a beautiful and magical part of my childhood, I am so thrilled that i have finally remembered the name of it! I am now 18 and remember being about 9 and owning The Snow Spider, Emylyn"s Moon and The Chestnut Soldier - all in one book. They a More...
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