The Little Match Girl (Paperback)

By Hans Christian Andersen, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, 9780142301883, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 2002



The luminous art of three-time Caldecott Honor recipient Jerry Pinkney transforms the nineteenth-century Danish girl of Andersen's tale into a child plucked straight from America's melting pot, shedding new light on the invisibility of the poor among the prosperous-a circumstance as familiar in Andersen's day as it is in our own.

" A] beautifully illustrated version of a classic tale."(Booklist, starred review)