The Snow Queen by Hans Christian AndersenThe Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen

The Snow Queen

byHans Christian Andersen

Hardcover | October 8, 2013

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Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, the classic tale of friendship, love, and bravery, is beautifully retold with lavish illustrations by master artist Bagram Ibatoulline.

Best friends Kai and Gerda would do anything for each other. When Kai starts to behave cruelly and disappears, Gerda sets out on an epic quest to save Kai from the evil Snow Queen. But can Gerda break the Snow Queen's enchantment and complete the final task?

Full of magic and wonder, this new picture book will delight fans of beloved classics like "Thumbelina," "The Princess and the Pea," and "The Little Mermaid."

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet best remembered for his fairy tales, both original and retold, including the beloved classics "Thumbelina," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Fir Tree," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Princess and the Pea," "The Red Shoes," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Snow Queen."
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Title:The Snow QueenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 9 × 0.38 inPublished:October 8, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage: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 Classically wonderful book Keeps the kids on the edge of their seat each time. I've been asked to read this one over and over again!
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Tale of Fire and Ice The author takes us on an atmospheric journey starting from a point of euphoria to a mysterious destination consumed by cold anarchy. This ageless tale has maximum suspense that will keep young readers on the edge of their seats straight to the twisted end when Gerda and Kai come to realize that who the Snow Queen really seems to be does not match their dark impressions of who she actually is.
Date published: 2015-09-11
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