The Snow Child

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The Snow Child: A Novel
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AuthorEowyn Ivey
CountryUnited States
PublisherReagan Arthur/Little, Brown
Publication date
February 1, 2012

The Snow Child is the debut novel by Eowyn Ivey. It was first published on February 1, 2012 by Little, Brown and Company.[1] The novel was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction[2] and was generally well received by critics.[3][4][5]

The Snow Child is set in the 1920s and follows Jack and Mabel, a childless older couple struggling as homesteaders in the Alaskan wilderness. The sudden emergence of a young girl from the woods changes their lives.[1]

Musical adaption[edit]

Ivey's novel was adapted into a musical play called Snow Child, which premiered at Arena Stage's Kreeger Theater in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2018. The musical featured a book by John Strand, music by Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt, and lyrics by Stitt. The premiere production, which was co-produced by Juneau, Alaska's Perseverance Theatre, was directed by Arena Stage artistic director Molly Smith and starred Matt Bogart and Christiane Noll as Jack and Mabel, respectively. Additional cast included Alex Alferov as Garrett, Dan Manning as George, Fina Strazza as Faina, and Natalie Toro as Esther.[6]


  1. ^ a b "The Snow Child - Kirkus Review". Kirkus Reviews. December 4, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Finalist: The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown)". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Cheuse, Alan (December 26, 2012). "Revisiting A Sad Yet Hopeful Winter's Tale In 'The Snow Child'". NPR.
  4. ^ Charles, Ron (January 31, 2012). "Eowyn Ivey's "The Snow Child," reviewed by Ron Charles". The Washington Post.
  5. ^ O'Grady, Carrie (February 24, 2012). "The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – review". The Guardian.
  6. ^ "Snow Child". Arena Stage.