O’Farrell, Maggie. Where Snow Angels Go. Candlewick, 2021. 978-1-536-21937-1. 72 p. $18.99. Grades 3-6.
A magical holiday story that doesn’t focus on a particular celebration, but instead focuses on the winter season. Slyvie makes a snow angel one night and much to her surprise the angel comes to life as her protector. In a fairy tale or mythical way, the angel says that he will always watch over her because water has a memory and despite being in different forms and places, she will have her angel watching over her. The angel despises the thought of being magic, or simply scientific.
THOUGHTS: A great update to the winter collection in any elementary library. The potential tie-ins to lessons related to the water system, winter solstice, and fairy tales make this title universally appealing for the upper grades at the elementary level.
Picture Book Samantha Hull, Ephrata Area SD