La fille du pays des neiges

(The girl from the land of snows) Book not yet available in English


Fang lives in a village in the far north of China. She helps her parents with the household chores and dreams of going to school. Sometimes she listens to the teacher from outside the school window and copies her lessons in the snow. The teacher spots her, and, marvelling at her intelligence, asks her parents to send her to school. [Source: Electre]


The book, beautifully illustrated with silk paintings, takes a gentle, sensitive approach to the vital question of schooling, particularly for girls. The author recounts her own mother’s life, and the fact that it is a true story makes it all the more effective as a lesson in courage and perseverance, reminding young readers that even now, not all children have the opportunity of going to school.

Edited by: University Library "Livres au Trésor" and the Research Centre "Pléiade" of the University of Paris 13 (France)

Author(s): Zhihong, He

Illustrator(s): Zhihong, He

Publisher: Seuil jeunesse

City: Paris

Year: 2013

Pages: 32

ISBN: 9791023501162

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Education, Equality, Female characters, Interculture, School

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