The Snow Queen

by Hans Christian Andersen

Harpercollins Publishers | September 30, 2013 | Hardcover

The Snow Queen is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.

An enchanting tale of friendship and bravery

Kai and Gerda are best friends who would do anything for each other. So when Kai begins to act cruelly, Gerda knows that something has gone terribly wrong-and when he disappears, she knows she is the only one who can find him. Gerda sets off on an epic journey, facing three great trials before finally discovering Kai at the palace of the evil Snow Queen. But can Gerda break the Snow Queen''s enchantment and pass the final test?

This Hans Christian Andersen favorite is a timeless story of love and friendship. Readers young and old will once again fall under the spell of this magical fairy tale with lavish new illustrations by master artist Bagram Ibatoulline.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 10.5 × 9.63 × 0.36 in

Published: September 30, 2013

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062209507

ISBN - 13: 9780062209504

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Snow Queen Review “The Snow Queen” was originally published in 1844 by Hans Christian Anderson. It is a timeless story with a classic plot that will never go out of style. This retelling uses beautiful illustrations and modern language to capture the interest of today’s young readers. The first page in this book grabs your attention right away, because it pictures an ugly and scary looking troll flying high above the earth carrying a large mirror. The troll has created this mirror which will make everything good appear frightful and evil and everything evil will appear good and virtuous. The troll planned to take the mirror up to heaven to wreak havoc with the angels, but he accidently drops the mirror, it falls to the earth and it shatters into millions of sharp slivers of glass.  The main characters are Kai and Gerda, who are best friends. One day a sudden gust of wind blows some snow in the window and two slivers of the glass mirror strike Kai, one in his heart and one in his eye. Kai immediately begins to act cruelly and one day disappears. Everyone believes he is dead, but not his friend Gerda. She sets off to rescue Kai and despite the challenges that she must confront, she never gives up. Truly a story of how friendship and love can overcome evil.
Date published: 2013-12-01

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The Snow Queen

by Hans Christian Andersen

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 10.5 × 9.63 × 0.36 in

Published: September 30, 2013

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062209507

ISBN - 13: 9780062209504

About the Book

Ibatoulline illustrates a storybook version of the classic tale about an evil queen and the ordinary girl who triumphs over her. Andersen's fairy tale is retold using contemporary language that celebrates the modern idea of a strong girl as hero. Full color.

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An enchanting tale of friendship and bravery

Kai and Gerda are best friends who would do anything for each other. So when Kai begins to act cruelly, Gerda knows that something has gone terribly wrong-and when he disappears, she knows she is the only one who can find him. Gerda sets off on an epic journey, facing three great trials before finally discovering Kai at the palace of the evil Snow Queen. But can Gerda break the Snow Queen''s enchantment and pass the final test?

This Hans Christian Andersen favorite is a timeless story of love and friendship. Readers young and old will once again fall under the spell of this magical fairy tale with lavish new illustrations by master artist Bagram Ibatoulline.

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen, one of the best known figures in literature, is best know for combining traditional folk tales with his own great imagination to produce fairy tales known to most children today. The Danish writer was born in the slums of Odense. Although he was raised in poverty, he eventually attended Copenhagen University. Although Andersen wrote poems, plays and books, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Other Stories, written between 1835 and 1872. This work includes such famous tales as The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus, Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Story of a Mother and The Swineherd. Andersen's greatest work is still influential today, helping mold some of the works of writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and inspiring many of the works of Disney and other motion pictures. Andersen, who traveled greatly during his life, died in his home in Rolighed on August 4, 1875.