Matchless by Gregory Maguire

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With Matchless, Gregory Maguire has reinvented the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Little Match Girl for a new time and new audiences. Originally asked by National Public Radio to write an original story with a Christmas theme, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and A Lion Among Men was once again inspired by the fairy tales we all loved in childhood—and he composed a poignant and enchanting tale of transcendence. A lovely and beautifully illustrated gift, Matchless places Andersen’s pitiful waif in the august company of Maguire’s previously re-imagined Snow White (Mirror, Mirror), Cinderella (Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister), and, of course, the Wicked Witch and other denizens of Oz. 


About Gregory Maguire

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Gregory Maguire is the bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Lost, Mirror Mirror, and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, and A Lion Among Men. Wicked, now a beloved classic, is the basis for the Tony Award–winning Broadway musical of the same name. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 116 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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The author of Wicked and Confessions Of An Ugly Stepsister revises a different familiar tale, with a Christmas bent.

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Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story, “The Little Match Girl,” is effectively folded together with the story of Frederik Pedersen, a similarly bereft pauper from a single-parent household.

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