The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen,Naomi Lewis,Christian (ILT) Birmingham,Naomi (RTL) Lewis Christian Birmingham

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When Gerda's beloved playmate, Kai, disappears one winter afternoon, all of the grownups give him up as forever lost. But Gerda knows in her heart that Kai can be rescued, and with nothing more than the clothes on her back, she journeys to a far country, populated by an ancient sorceress, friendly crows, and fearsome robbers. Gerda's power to face every obstacle in the quest to save her friend from his kidnapper, The Snow Queen, lies in her innocence and her abiding faith.
Storyteller Hans Christian Andersen is famed for his heartwarming tales of enduring love and persistence in the face of adversity. Enchanting full-color images by Golden Age illustrator Edmund Dulac enhance Andersen's fairy tale of a girl's unshakable determination and stirring heroism, a classic that inspired the Disney animated film Frozen.
 

About Hans Christian Andersen,Naomi Lewis,Christian (ILT) Birmingham,Naomi (RTL) Lewis Christian Birmingham

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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.
 
Published January 1, 2008 by Candlewick Pr.
Genres: Young Adult. Fiction

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Lewis’s adaptation is vigorous, rendering the tale in a cozily familiar address without losing the stately flavor of the original: “The white cloak and cap were made of snow, and the driver—ah, she was a lady, tall and slender and dazzlingly white!” Birmingham’s paintings, snow- or sun-dappled ac...

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If you're looking for more Hans Christian Andersen, look no further than the wonderful The Orchard Book Of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales by Martin Waddell and Emma Chichester Clark, which brings freshness and vibrancy to the classics.

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