While I had the Snow Child/Snow Maiden on our brains today, I thought I would share these Snow Maiden Fairy Tale Doll 5pc./6". There's not many books of the tale available in English, but the tale is well-loved and represented in Russia and other parts of Europe.
The Snow Maiden is the heroine of various legends. In one story, a childless couple make a girl of snow who, to their delight, becomes animated. Only she will melt if she falls in love. Indeed, her heart begins to warm her when she meets Lel', the shepherd boy. Some say she melted of love, but one legend contends her parents sent her to the North Pole to help Father Frost deliver presents, and therefore she could at least visit once a year. Our Snow Maiden Fairy Tale doll beautifully illustrates the legendAnd, yes, it is on my brain because Eowyn Ivey's book is newly released here in the US: