The Snow Queen

By Andersen, Hans Christian

Publishers Summary:
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.

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ISBN
978-0-76363-229-8
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2009

Gr 2-6 Lewis's adaptation of Andersen's well-known tale is a smoother, somewhat edited version of the one she included in "Tales of Hans Christian Andersen", illustrated by Joel Stewart (Candlewick, 2004), and the text is more appealingly arranged on the page. It includes Andersen's introduction to the story, which describes the breaking of the devil's magic mirror, as well as all of the twists and turns ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Lewis's Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (rev. 1/05) included thirteen favorites, including "The Snow Queen." Now she presents Andersen's novella-length masterpiece as a stand-alone, its text only slightly modified: long sentences and paragraphs have been divided, words altered (a convolvulus is now a morning glory). Such changes clarify, rather than simplify, while any tinkering with punc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

Lewis's <i>Tales of Hans Christian Andersen</i> contained thirteen favorites, including this story. Now she presents Andersen's novella-length maste...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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