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Hortense and the Shadow

Hortense and the Shadow

Blurb

Hortense is a kind little girl and happy apart from one thing: she doesn’t like her shadow and she thinks her shadow doesn’t like her. She tries everything she can think of to get rid of it until one day she succeeds.

Then something happens to make her realise that maybe her shadow isn’t so bad after all and maybe is quite a useful thing to have around.


Our Review

Hortense And the Shadow by Natalia and Lauren O’Hara is a truly beautiful book. It is definitely a case where you should judge a book by it’s cover.

The blurb describes it as a fairy tale about light and shadows and this is essentially what it is.

Hortense is a kind little girl and happy apart from one thing: she doesn’t like her shadow and she thinks her shadow doesn’t like her. She tries everything she can think of to get rid of it until one day she succeeds.

Then something happens to make her realise that maybe her shadow isn’t so bad after all and maybe is quite a useful thing to have around.

“Through the dark and wolfish woods, through the white and silent snow, lived a small girl called Hortense.”

Hortense And the Shadow is written in the style of the old fairy tales. It is short and sweet but definitely packs a punch.

My favourite thing about it are the exquisite illustrations. My favourite illustration is right in the beginning where Hortense is stood with some wolves.


Hortense And the Shadow is short and sweet, simple and beautiful. A pleasure to read.

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