Snowy is a tiny dwarf leading an almost normal life in the village of never-ending winter. Aside from the ever-dreary sky, living next to rowdy neighbors, and being treated like a child, nothing seems to pose a challenge.
All that changes when rumors about Snowy breaking a taboo spread. Disheartened at what he deemed betrayal and feeling stuck in his village, Snowy sneaks out to look for Originem, a village where misfortune befalls no one. However, the aftermath exceeds his wildest expectations.
Snowy finds himself in a magical world, suddenly dealing with the quaintest of things, from singing fruits and a wizard cat to dark woods (brimming with vicious beasts) and other villages locked in one season. But to reach his destination, Snowy, and his new friend, Kokoro, must first solve the mysteries surrounding the villages of everlasting seasons, as the secret that connects them may threaten their very existence.
Such a cute little story about a dwarf trying to explore the world.
After leaving his village (Winter village), Snowy finds himself in the woods of the world. He meets all kinds of different characters and meets a good friend, Kokoro in Summer village. Together they travel to Autumn and Spring, having all manner of adventures along the way.
The tale ends on a happy note and definitely sets the reader up for more tales of Snowy and Kokoro.
I enjoyed this novel immensely, though at times I understood Kokoro’s somewhat negative reactions to Snowy’s naivety. This novel is aimed at young readers, and I feel like my nieces (all 7 years old and younger) would greatly enjoy the adventure within.