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The Little People of the Snow   By: (1794-1878)

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In "The Little People of the Snow" by William Cullen Bryant, readers are transported into a charming world where fantasy merges seamlessly with nature. The author skillfully weaves a tale that captures the imagination and leaves readers yearning for more.

The story opens with a picturesque winter landscape, setting the stage for an enchanting encounter between humans and the magical beings known as "the little people of the snow." Bryant beautifully depicts the snow-covered scenery, making it come alive with vivid descriptions that evoke a sense of wonder and tranquility.

What makes this novella truly captivating is the intriguing premise of hidden, mystical creatures coexisting harmoniously with humans. The little people, characterized by their delicate features and ethereal presence, have the power to enchant not only the characters in the story but also the readers. They are a source of comfort and joy, infusing a sense of childlike wonder into the narrative.

Moreover, Bryant's writing style is elegant and poetic. His lyrical prose transports readers into a world where possibilities are endless, reminding us of the hidden magic that lies within the natural world. The author's attention to detail is evident in his vivid descriptions of the little people's attire, behavior, and even their voices, creating a sense of realism within the fantastical setting.

Despite its enchanting premise, some readers may find the novella's brevity disappointing. The story's development feels somewhat rushed, leaving readers craving more depth and exploration of the little people's lives. However, the brevity can also be seen as a strength, as it leaves readers with a sense of mystery and allows their imaginations to wander beyond the confines of the pages.

"The Little People of the Snow" is a delightful and whimsical tale that will transport readers to a world where magic exists. This enchanting novella serves as a reminder to embrace the beauty of the natural world and to never lose the ability to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Bryant's lyrical writing style and imaginative storytelling make this book a captivating read for both young and adult audiences alike.

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THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF THE SNOW.

THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF THE SNOW.

BY

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT.

Illustrated FROM DESIGNS BY ALFRED FREDERICKS, ENGRAVED BY A. BOBBETT.

NEW YORK: D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, 549 & 551 BROADWAY.

1873.

ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872,

BY D. APPLETON & CO.,

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

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THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF THE SNOW.

Alice. One of your old world stories, Uncle John, Such as you tell us by the winter fire, Till we all wonder it has grown so late.

Uncle John. The story of the witch that ground to death Two children in her mill, or will you have The tale of Goody Cutpurse?

Alice. Nay, now, nay; Those stories are too childish, Uncle John, Too childish even for little Willy here, And I am older, two good years, than he; No, let us have a tale of elves that ride, By night, with jingling reins, or gnomes of the mine, Or water fairies, such as you know how To spin, till Willy's eyes forget to wink, And good Aunt Mary, busy as she is, Lays down her knitting... Continue reading book >>




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