The little match girl

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Houghton Mifflin, 1968 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 43 pages
56 Reviews
Relates how the wares of the little match girl illuminated her cold world.

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Wonderful illustrations! - Goodreads
I love that the ending wasn't changed. - Goodreads
The art work was fascinating. - Goodreads

Review: The Little Match Girl

User Review  - Drew Graham - Goodreads

(4.5) It's a bitterly cold New Year's Eve night, and a barefoot, threadbare, barefoot little girl is selling matches on the snowy streets. Driven to desperation, she decides to strike one of her wares ... Read full review

Review: The Little Match Girl

User Review  - Keely - Goodreads

Wow, what a sad little story. I read this book for a challenge I am currently completing and glad I didn't read the reviews before I read the book. This book was kind of morbid for a children's story. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
16
Section 2
37
Section 3
41
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About the author (1968)

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.

Author and illustrator Blair Lent was born on January 20, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received a degree in art from the Boston Museum School in 1953. He travelled to Switzerland and Italy on a study grant and then worked for the Container Corporation of America designing tin-can labels and for the Bresnick Advertising Company designing bank loan advertisements. He wrote and illustrated Pistachio, which was published in 1964. He also wrote and illustrated John Tabor's Ride (1966); Baba Yaga (1966) using the name Ernest Small; Bayberry Bluff (1987); Molasses Flood (1992); and Ruby and Fred (2000). He specialized in illustrating international folk tales retold by other writers including The Wave (1964); Tikki Tikki Tembo (1968); Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky (1968); Little Match Girl (1968); and The Funny Little Woman, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1973. He died of pneumonia on January 27, 2009 at the age of 80.

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