About the Book
Abandoned in a blinding blizzard in Russia, Sophie fears for her life. But just like in a fairy tale, a princess comes to her rescue and takes Sophie and her best friends Delphine and Marianne to her winter palace. At first, Sophie is enchanted by Princess Anna, but then Sophie grows concerned. As the wind and wolves howl outside, is she more in danger now, a prisoner of the palace, than she ever was lost in the snow?
- How does Sophie’s dream foreshadow some of the events that take place once she arrives in Russia?
- Sophie wants to go to St. Petersburg to experience adventure. Where would you go to find adventure?
- Why do you think Sophie doesn’t seem as scared as the other girls when they are in the cabin in the snow?
- Why does Sophie feel that Delphine and Marianne fit in at the palace better than she does? Describe a time you felt like you did not fit in and what made you feel better.
- Masha and Dmitri’s mother says, “Trust your own eyes more than others’ words.” What do you think she means by this? Do you think this is good advice?
- Why do you think Ivan risks his life to help Anna?
- How does Anna and Grigor’s greed ruin their escape plans?
- What clues lead you to believe that Anna is not being completely honest?
- What clues throughout the book tell you that Sophie is special?
- What are Sophie’s, Marianne’s, and Delphine’s character traits? Which girl are you most like? Which one would you want to be friends with and why?