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Old 11-29-2022, 03:05 PM
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The Everlasting Snow

"The Everlasting Snow" is a short children's story by Ad Van Hoof (illustrations) and Mas Coti (text) and features young Anna, who is busily building a snowman, when the snowman speaks and offers to take her to the land of everlasting snow. This seems like a good wheeze to Anna so she accepts the invitation and is soon enjoying herself floating and spinning amongst the swirling snowflakes. Brilliant! It takes a turn for the worse, howener, when Anna realises that she is quite alone and has nobody to play with. Luckily, the daydream ends when she is pelted by a snowball lobbed by her brother. Phew...

Originally published in Germany, my copy was issued by Methuen Children's Books, London, 1974. Besides the text and illustrations it contained two press-out marionettes to make and play with, and here they are. The first is Anna in her normal garb, and the second as she appears in snowland. A very easy build until the time came to string it all together in such a way that it worked properly, i.e. the painful bit. If it's taught me one thing, it's that I'll never become a star marionette manipulator. Oh well...
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:04 AM
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I have yet to string any of the marionette's I have built...


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Thank God for that brother! Nice marionettes and I like that you have eye for the smallest detail, the 'everlasting snow' appearance's strings are white. Good job.

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nice figures !

The trick with marionets is to add weight to where the strings meet the "body"

The movements get a bit more predictable -or so I've been told ;-)

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