Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard is a curious girl who only believes scientifically provable facts. When she finds a mysterious boy locked in a forgotten room in a museum, Ophelia struggles to believe the stories he tells. The boy claims to be trained by wizards and sent to save the world from the wicked Snow Queen. Ophelia doesn't even feel brave enough to save herself from the grief of her mother's recent death. However, she feels drawn to the boy and his stories. Against her will, Ophelia helps the boy and faces many magical dangers.
With whimsical writing and illustrations, Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy tells a modern fairytale of courage and friendship. The story and setting are new, but the evil Snow Queen mirrors that of the classic fairytale. Ophelia is an admirable heroine. Brave and determined, she shows strength in spite of personal fear and sorrow. Karen Foxlee's poetic writing gives the story a traditional feel, but the characters and setting maintain a connection to a modern world.ï¿½ï¿½ This combination of modern and old-fashioned will interest readers of all types and ages.ï¿½ï¿½ Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy is a good book for fairytale lovers and well as readers who enjoy contemporary settings. Ophelia's adventures also teach valuable lessons about family love, friendship, and loyalty.