The Snowman's Wish
The Snowman's Wish by Harmen van Straaten, translation: Andrew Rushton
(NorthSouth Books, 2013, 32 pages)
When a lonely snowman is granted a wish to leave his glass globe (by a golden angel rather than a fairy godmother), he seeks out the source of the most beautiful music he has ever heard. He falls in love with a music-box ballerina and has the best hour of his life, dancing in her arms until he has to return to his globe, or melt.