Matchless: An Illumination of Hans Christian Andersen's Classic The Little Match Girl by Gregory MaguireMatchless: An Illumination of Hans Christian Andersen's Classic The Little Match Girl by Gregory Maguire

Matchless: An Illumination of Hans Christian Andersen's Classic The Little Match Girl

byGregory Maguire

Paperback | September 28, 2010

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With Matchless, Gregory Maguire has reinvented the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Little Match Girl for a new time and new audiences. Originally asked by National Public Radio to write an original story with a Christmas theme, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and A Lion Among Men was once again inspired by the fairy tales we all loved in childhood—and he composed a poignant and enchanting tale of transcendence. A lovely and beautifully illustrated gift, Matchless places Andersen’s pitiful waif in the august company of Maguire’s previously re-imagined Snow White (Mirror, Mirror), Cinderella (Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister), and, of course, the Wicked Witch and other denizens of Oz. <_o3a_p>

Gregory Maguire is theNew York Timesbestselling author ofConfessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror;and the Wicked Years, a series that includesWicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men,andOut of Oz. Now a beloved classic,Wickedis the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, l...
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Title:Matchless: An Illumination of Hans Christian Andersen's Classic The Little Match GirlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.31 inPublished:September 28, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062004824

ISBN - 13:9780062004826

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Matchless I wish I had realized how short this book was before I purchased it. Not worth the $15.99.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a fun reinvention I love seeing things from a different perspective! So creative
Date published: 2016-11-28

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“Maguire’s story has the weight and solidity of a treasured folk tale, something to be handed down and retold.”