The Snow Queen

By Hans Christian Andersen; Naomi Lewis (Adapted by); Christian Birmingham (Illustrator)
(Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763632298, 64pp.)

Publication Date: October 14, 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2009 Kids' List
“The bewitching illustrations in this edition of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of a friendship that endures over distance, time, and magical enchantments will lead you through dreamy, star-dusted skies and luminous gardens. This is a perfect gift for children or adults.”
-- Victoria VanZile, Wild Rumpus, Minneapolis, MN


Description

A classic translation of one of the world's greatest fairy tales — a magical story of a young girl's quest to save the boy she loves.

When Kay is lured from his home by the beautiful, cruel Snow Queen, his friend Gerda sets out on an epic journey to rescue him. As she searches, she encounters a series of strangers to whom she relays her plight. Charmed by her story and her innocence, each of them helps Gerda, so that at last she is able to find the Snow Queen's icy palace. But at the end of her epic journey, will Gerda manage to set Kay free? Soft, ethereal artwork and a faithful translation set the mood for a keepsake edition of Andersen's much-loved winter's tale.




About the Author

Naomi Lewis is a leading authority on the works of Hans Christian Andersen, many of whose stories she has translated. She is also the author of EAST O' THE SUN, WEST O' THE MOON, illustrated by P.J. Lynch. She lives in London.

Christian Birmingham is the illustrator of Martin Waddell's A KITTEN CALLED MOONLIGHT, as well as several titles by Michael Morpurgo. He lives in London.

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