A village trapped in winter, a tyrannical god, and a girl who will do anything to keep her family alive…
Ever since Cora’s father disappeared through the ice, whispers about her family’s “curse” have grown increasingly louder. Desperate to help her mother and siblings survive another bleak season in the Winter King’s frozen grasp, Cora begins to bend (and even break) the rules she has kept since she was a little girl. But when she discovers a secret that’s much bigger than herself, she realizes too late that she has put herself–and those she loves–in even greater peril.
Wintry and dangerous but hauntingly lovely, The Winter King is the debut novel from author Christine Cohen.
This book is published by Canonball Books. Canonball Books is the children’s imprint of Canon Press. At Canonball, we believe stories are soul food, so you can expect excitement, danger, loyalty, virtue, and family in your Canonball books. Feed your kids the right books!
Souls will be fed and shaped from the inside out. That much is inescapable.
“For years, all we do is feed. We don’t control what our parents feed us for dinner, we don’t control what they read to us (or don’t read to us) or what they let us watch. We are like jars of wet clay, and we are loaded full with every kind of tale—films; books; TV shows; stories from friends, parents, grandparents. And as we dry, we take the shape of what has been dumped inside of us. When we begin to make our own choices, when we become an active character in our own narratives, all of that soul food is behind us. We might not even remember the stories, but they groomed and molded us while we were still unfired clay.
Even in adults, stories groom instincts, and instincts control loyalties, and loyalties shape choices. But growth is harder for adults.
And then we move beyond just making our own choices. We begin deciding what narrative we will pour (or allow to be poured) into our own small people. We will feed them. Or, far more frequently, others will do it for us.
Souls will be fed and shaped from the inside out. That much is inescapable.”
–N.D. Wilson, Death By Living
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