The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

by Misha Hoekstra (Translator), Lucie Arnoux (Illustrator), Hans Christian Andersen (Author)

Synopsis

When Kai is cursed by a magic mirror, he can no longer perceive goodness in anything - not his best friend Gerda, nor the roses in the garden. One wintry evening, he is kidnapped by the wicked Snow Queen and swept away to live for ever in her kingdom of ice. Friendless and shoe-less, Gerda must travel through inhospitable lands, with only crows to guide her and bandits for company, in order to find her beloved friend. And when she gets there, how will she melt the ice in his heart? Nearly two centuries after its first publication, The Snow Queen endures as a tale of love and loss, good and evil, and loyalty in the face of great hardships.

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Published: 01 Oct 2015

ISBN 10: 1782691030
ISBN 13: 9781782691037

Media Reviews
An ice-packed story that is sure to melt the hearts of children everywhere Lancashire Evening Post This frosty winter tale of wickedness and ice magic still has the power to beguile and enchant Dad Info A lovely edition [of a] timeless story The Lady A nicely packaged new edition is of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, translated by Misha Hoekstra, with beautiful illustrations by Lucie Arnoux Spectator, Christmas Books A stunningly illustrated retelling of an acclaimed fairy tale with a mix of naturalistic and surrealistic artwork, this translation captures the spirit of one of Hans Christian Andersen's most famous works smartbooksforsmartkids.com A fresh new translation of these two classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen recreates the lyrical beauty and pathos of the Danish genius' evergreen stories for children of all ages The Bay Beautiful, heartfelt and deep -- Eva Lucia Music and Literature Blog This is an attractive version of a timeless tale The School Librarian
Author Bio
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is one of the best-loved tellers of fairy tales. He was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker. The king helped to pay for his education, enabling him to become a short-story writer, novelist and playwright. Hans Christian Andersen remains best known for his fairy tales, which include The Red Shoes, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling.