The Snow Queen

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Candlewick Press, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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A classic translation of one of the world's greatest fairy tales — a magical story of a young girl's quest to save the boy she loves.

When Kay is lured from his home by the beautiful, cruel Snow Queen, his friend Gerda sets out on an epic journey to rescue him. As she searches, she encounters a series of strangers to whom she relays her plight. Charmed by her story and her innocence, each of them helps Gerda, so that at last she is able to find the Snow Queen's icy palace. But at the end of her epic journey, will Gerda manage to set Kay free? Soft, ethereal artwork and a faithful translation set the mood for a keepsake edition of Andersen's much-loved winter's tale.

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User Review  - johnlobe - LibraryThing

The Snow Queen is Naomi Lewis' retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson original. The written text is quite lengthy but is worthy of several sittings with younger children. The story is somewhat ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Andersen's lengthy, sentimental fairy tale receives respectful treatment in this handsome new edition, which hews closely to the original story. Lewis's adaptation is vigorous, rendering the tale in a ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Naomi Lewis is a leading authority on the works of Hans Christian Andersen, many of whose stories she has translated. She is also the author of EAST O' THE SUN, WEST O' THE MOON, illustrated by P.J. Lynch. She lives in London.

Christian Birmingham is the illustrator of Martin Waddell's A KITTEN CALLED MOONLIGHT, as well as several titles by Michael Morpurgo. He lives in London.

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