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A City in Winter

(1996)
(The second book in the Swan Lake Trilogy series)
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Another ambitious and glossy collaboration between novelist Mark Helprin and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg, continuing the story of Swan Lake, their earlier book that recreated the ballet classic for children. Emulating Maurice Sendak's reinterpretation of The Nutcracker, both the earlier book and A City in Winter abound in winter season atmosphere and fairy tale magic. At the end of Swan Lake, the unnamed little girl who has heard the story of a prince and his beautiful lover Odette usurped from their kingdom by evil forces, realizes that she is the daughter of the pair, and the rightful heir to the kingdom. As the sequel begins, the girl is now an adult, restored to the throne as queen. She recalls her return to the city at age ten, and tells how the restoration came about.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

April 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: A City in Winter
Author(s): Mark Helprin
ISBN: 0-7881-9103-9 / 978-0-7881-9103-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking/Penguin
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September 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: A City in Winter Homework Set
Author(s): Mark Helprin
ISBN: 0-7887-2235-2 / 978-0-7887-2235-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books Unabridged
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October 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: A City in Winter
Author(s): Mark Helprin
ISBN: 0-670-86843-4 / 978-0-670-86843-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking/Ariel
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Paperback Editions

October 1998 : UK Paperback

Title: A City in Winter
Author(s): Chris Van Allsburg, Mark Helprin
ISBN: 0-14-038743-9 / 978-0-14-038743-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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1996 : USA Paperback

Title: A City in Winter
Author(s): Mark (Text) Van Allsburg, Chris (Illustrations) Helprin
ISBN: 0-670-77484-7 / 978-0-670-77484-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: NY: VIKING. 1996
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Audio Editions

1998 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: A City in Winter
Author(s): Mark Helprin
ISBN: 0-7887-2218-2 / 978-0-7887-2218-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon