Matchless

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Matchless

An Illumination of Hans Christian Andersen's Classic "The Little Match Girl"

By Gregory Maguire

Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780062004826, 112pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2010

Description
With Matchless, "Gregory Maguire has reinvented the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Little Match Girl" for a new time and new audiences. Originally asked by National Public Radio to write an original story with a Christmas theme, the New York Times "bestselling author of Wicked "and A Lion Among Men" was once again inspired by the fairy tales we all loved in childhood and he composed a poignant and enchanting tale of transcendence. A lovely and beautifully illustrated gift, Matchless "places Andersen's pitiful waif in the august company of Maguire's previously re-imagined Snow White (Mirror, Mirror"), Cinderella (Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister"), and, of course, the Wicked Witch and other denizens of Oz.


Praise For Matchless

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“The little match girl’s story is now getting its due thanks to novelist Gregory Maguire of ‘Wicked’ fame…. Matchless glows with aching beauty.”
-Huntsville Times

“Maguire’s story has the weight and solidity of a treasured folk tale, something to be handed down and retold.”
-Ellen Trachtenberg, author of The Best Children’s Literature: A Parent’s Guide