› Winter Reads
Match the descriptions to their Wintry titles.
1. They open a door and enter a world. The land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy...
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Snow Child
The Winter Witch
2. Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford's Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors.
The Golden Compass
The Long Winter
3. Elfrida Phipps, once of London's stage, moved to the English village of Dibton in hopes of making a new life for herself. Gradually she settled into the comfortable familiarity of village life - shopkeepers knowing her tastes, neighbors calling her by name - still she finds herself lonely.
A Tale of Two Cities
4. This story brings to life the drama and immensity of the Russian Revolution through the story of the gifted physician-poet, Zhivago; the revolutionary, Strelnikov; and Lara, the passionate woman they both love.
Snow Falling on Cedars
A Little Princess
5. Terrible events occur at an isolated hotel in the off season, when a small boy with psychic powers struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.
A Child's Christmas in Wales
The Winter's Tale
6. This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home.
The Polar Express
7. Ethan Allen Hawley works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With Ethan no longer a member of Long Island's aristocratic class, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards.
The Winter of Our Discontent
The Snow Queen
8. Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy.
A Week in Winter
9. In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war.
Cover of Snow
The Night Circus
10. When caustic Smilla Jaspersen discovers that her neighbor - a neglected six-year-old boy, and possibly her only friend - has died in a tragic accident, a peculiar intuition tells her it was murder.
Smilla's Sense of Snow
Virgin in the Ice
out of 10 questions.
Show me the Answers