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

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

by Gregory Maguire

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | September 9, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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The belovedNew York Timesbestselling author ofWickedreimagines Andersen's "The Little Match Girl" for modern readers, putting a new twist on a timeless classic.

InMatchless, Gregory Maguire adds a different dimension to the story, exquisitely intertwining the match girl's tale with that of Frederik, a young boy who builds a city out of trash, and whose yearnings are the catalyst for a better future for himself and his family. Maguire uses his storytelling magic to rekindle Andersen's original intentions, suggesting transcendence, the permanence of spirit, and the continuity that links the living and the dead.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 112 pages, 7.55 × 5 × 0.3 in

Published: September 9, 2010

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062004824

ISBN - 13: 9780062004826

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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

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

by Gregory Maguire

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 112 pages, 7.55 × 5 × 0.3 in

Published: September 9, 2010

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062004824

ISBN - 13: 9780062004826

From the Publisher

The belovedNew York Timesbestselling author ofWickedreimagines Andersen's "The Little Match Girl" for modern readers, putting a new twist on a timeless classic.

InMatchless, Gregory Maguire adds a different dimension to the story, exquisitely intertwining the match girl's tale with that of Frederik, a young boy who builds a city out of trash, and whose yearnings are the catalyst for a better future for himself and his family. Maguire uses his storytelling magic to rekindle Andersen's original intentions, suggesting transcendence, the permanence of spirit, and the continuity that links the living and the dead.

About the Author

Gregory Maguire is the author of several best-selling adult novels, includingWicked, which was turned into a Broadway musical. His books for younger readers include the picture bookCrabby Cratchitt, the novelThe Good Liar, and the popular Hamlet Chronicles series. While writingLeaping Beauty, Mr. Maguire sadly became allergic to all creatures great and small. Now he lives in a house without pets, though he is the father of three happy, noisy small children to whom, at this writing, he has not yet developed allergies.

Editorial Reviews

?Maguire?s story has the weight and solidity of a treasured folk tale, something to be handed down and retold.? (Ellen Trachtenberg, author of The Best Children?s Literature: A Parent?s Guide)