Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

Ophelia is a very practical girl, she uses the scientific method to explain away anything that sounds implausible. She is also a girl who has recently lost her mother and is trying to navigate her grief along with her changed sister and father. The classic Snow Queen story is the backdrop of this one, Ophelia and the boy without a name must stop the evil Snow Queen in time. This novel deals with grief, bravery and friendship told in a way that is great for beginning and comfortable chapter readers. The Brightly website has great resources to tie in with this book, including author Q & A, crafts and discussion topics!