Our Top 10 Winter Tales

December 8, 2016

 

 Come in out of the cold & enjoy our Top 10 Winter Tales. A big thank you to all our students & friends who took part in our survey. Please add your own Number One Winter Tale in the comment box below!

 

 Snow falls silently. Sounds are hushed & silenced. Time slows, snowflake by snowflake until forests, fields, gardens & streets sleep under a fluffy- white- plump duvet. Time  stops, marking the beginning of a magical time. Snow is often used in literature to evoke the feeling of a special or magical time. 

 OUR TOP 10 BEGINS

10.  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

"Bah! Humbug!"

A tale of personal redemption & the spirit of Christmas.

 

 

9. Twas The Night Before Christmas.

"The moon on the crest of the new-fallen snow

Gave a luster of midday to objects below..."

A tale of a father witnessing the arrival of Santa.

 

 

8. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

"Before he got into bed he looked in his pocket. His pocket was empty. The snowball wasn't there. He felt very sad."

A delightful tale of a young child's first experience of snow.

 

 

 

7. In which a House is built for Eeyore at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne.

"It was still snowing as he stumped over the white forest track, & he expected

to find Piglet warming his toes in front of his fire, but to his surprise

he saw that the door was open..."  

A snowy tale of poetic inspiration, the unexpected, & friendship.

 

 

6. A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

"I made a snowman & my brother knocked it down & i knocked my brother down

then we had tea."

A nostalgic, amusing & realistic account of Christmas through the eyes of a child.  

 

Have we mentioned any of your TOP 10 Winter Tales yet? 

 HERE COMES THE TOP 5.

 

5. The Secret of the Snow by Thea Stilton

"When the cloud dissipated, the Snow Fairies were gone, hidden somewhere in the 

landscape of silent white snow."

A quest to help an enchanted land.

 

 

4. The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis.

"...all four children stood blinking in the daylight of a winter day. Behind them

were coats hanging on pegs, in front of them were snow-covered trees."

A timeless tale of good overcoming evil.

 

 

 

 

3. Merry Christmas, Geronimo! by Geronimo Stilton.

"We made a snowmouse...we used a pine-cone for the nose. We used some

sticks for whiskers."

A great tale from the funny, clever & accident prone mouse adventurer Geronimo Stilton.

  2. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

"We're surfing in the air,

We're swimming in the frozen sea."

From the 1982 sound track of the animated version of the book.

An enchanting picture only narrative of friendship & the transience of life.

 

And NOW for our Number ON

 

1. How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss.

"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. 
 Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!" 

 

 A fabulous tale about personal redemption & the spirit of Christmas!

Well done Grinch! We have come full circle. The Grinch, a modern day Scrooge!

 

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What is your Number One Snowy Tale? 

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