The Little Match Girl
Adapted and illustrated by a three-time Caldecott Honor winner, this interpretation of a classic Hans Christian Andersen tale transforms the little Danish girl into a child straight from America's melting pot. Pinkney draws the reader into 20th century streets to witness the plight of the poor in the mist of wealth.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Haidji - LibraryThing
It is cold. New Year's Eve. A small, poor girl tries to sell matches in the street. Already shivering from cold and early hypothermia. Afraid to go home because her father will beat her for not ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Tcochr1 - LibraryThing
I think the central message of the story is being afraid. The little girl is afraid of getting beaten if she returns home from trying to sell matches. Therefore, she chooses to stay the night outside ... Read full review