The wolf princess /

by Constable, Cathryn.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Chicken House, 2013Edition: 1st American ed.Description: 309 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780545528399 :; 0545528399; 9780545528412; 0545528410; 9780545622721 (pbk. : Scholastic); 0545622727 (pbk. : Scholastic); 9780545528399 :.Title notes: $16.99 9-2014 (db)Subject(s): Wolves -- Juvenile fiction | Princesses -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Boarding schools -- Juvenile fiction | Russia (Federation) -- Juvenile fiction | Wolves -- Fiction | Princesses -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Boarding schools -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Russia (Federation) -- Fiction | Mystery and detective stories | Russia (Federation) | Chapter books | Mystery fiction | Mystery fiction | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: Sophie Smith is a teenage orphan stuck in a boarding school in London, but at night she dreams of Russia and wolves--then, on a class trip to St. Petersburg, she finds herself and her two friends deliberately separated from the group and whisked off into the silver forest of her dreams, where a mystery awaits.
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A captivating, atmospheric mystery set in the crystalline winterland of Russia.<br> <br> Abandoned in a blinding blizzard in the wintry wilds of Russia, Sophie Smith fears for her life. But just like in a fairy tale, a princess comes to her rescue: the beautiful, exotic Anna Volkonskaya. Over a river of ice in a horse-drawn sleigh, she brings Sophie and her friends to a magnificent, if weathered, winter palace.<br> <br> At first, Sophie is enchanted by Princess Anna's stories of long-ago royalty, of white wolves and gray diamonds. But when the princess takes a particular interest in her, Sophie grows concerned. What is her place in the sinister mystery that surrounds her? Even as the wind and wolves howl outside, is she more in danger now, a prisoner of the palace, than she ever was lost in the snow?

$16.99 9-2014 (db)

Originally published: Frome, England : Chicken House, 2012.

Sophie Smith is a teenage orphan stuck in a boarding school in London, but at night she dreams of Russia and wolves--then, on a class trip to St. Petersburg, she finds herself and her two friends deliberately separated from the group and whisked off into the silver forest of her dreams, where a mystery awaits.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">From The Wolf Princess Sophie felt a rush of excitement. For once, something extraordinary was happening to her: She had been invited to stay with a Russian princess! Princess Anna Feodorovna Volkonskaya played with the gray diamond rings, then slipped one off and slid it onto Sophie's middle finger. "I can't!" Sophie said. "I can't possibly accept anything so valuable!" She felt panicky. What would her friends think? They knew she had nothing of value to her name. They might think . . . oh, it would be horrid . . . that she had stolen the ring. No. Better not to take such things. "It was a gift to me. And now I am giving it to you. Is this not what friends do?" The princess's gray eyes looked cold. "You would make me feel unhappy if you don't accept it." "But "One day you will give me something in return," the princess said. She sounded very certain. Excerpted from The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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On a school trip to Russia, orphan Sophie is stranded at a decaying palace, where Princess Volkonskaya enlists her help searching for family diamonds. Sophie's past holds the key, though the glamorous princess may not be all she appears. Some readers may anticipate the twist, but a well-integrated folk legend and a deep love for Russian culture give this mystery appeal. Glos. (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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