The Snow Queen

by Hans Christian Andersen

HarperCollins | October 8, 2013 | Hardcover

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

Hans Christian Andersen'sThe 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."

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 10 × 9 × 0.38 in

Published: October 8, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins

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

The Snow Queen

by Hans Christian Andersen

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 10 × 9 × 0.38 in

Published: October 8, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins

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.

From the Publisher

Hans Christian Andersen'sThe 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."

From the Jacket

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 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."