"Through the dark and wolfish woods, through the white and silent snow, lived a small girl called Hortense. Though kind and brave, she was sad as an owl because of one thing . . . Hortense hated her shadow." ----- Everywhere she goes, Hortense's shadow follows her. She can never be alone while she still has her shadow. So she resolves to lock away her shadow forever and ever. But without her shadow, is Hortense still the same girl? A beautifully illustrated dark fairy tale that will remind you of the fables you read as a child. A treasure not to be missed.