The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Naomi Lewis' sensitive translation of this magnificent picture book edition of The Snow Queen charts the passage of Kay and Gerda through the summer and winter adventures (the rose, the splinters of ice) from childhood to maturity. Le Cain's paintings of winter landscape, the ermine coated Snow Queen, the summer garden (where the roses, whose roots are below the earth, can tell Gerda that Kay is not dead) are magical and intense.
~ The Good Book Guide


The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic story of friendship and determination and illustrated by Charlotte Cooke, this beautiful picture book will transport you to the Snow Queen's realm as Gerda searches for her lost best friend, Kay. Will she be able to save him from the cold-hearted Snow Queen?

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen was born on April 2, 1805, and his early life was full of great sadness. His family was very poor. His father was a sad shoemaker. His father would read him a story every day at 2:00. His father died when he was 11 years old. When Hans Andersen was the age of 14 he ran away to Copenhagen.

Andersen was Denmark's most famous author. Andersen wrote as many as 350 stories. His books are read all over the world. Here are 5 of the many stories hewrote: The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Red Shoes. One of his most interesting book's is The Emperor's New Clothes It is about a king who is very vain,and two people teach him a lesson. Andersen always wanted new things, but he could not buy them. This story is a reflection of his life.

All of the stories Andersen wrote were with a great desire to make people laugh. He also wrote because he didn't want children to have a sad childhood as he did. He also wanted to fill little girls' and little boys' hearts full of joy and laughter. He always wrote with a sly humour. Through his writings, Andersen felt more self fulfilled.

Even after his death Hans Christian Andersen is still remembered today. Hans Andersen died on August 4, 1875. Denmark's people always celebrate his birthday with a party called "Odin Story Day". The Andersen home in Odense is now a museum, and thousand of people visit it every year. After he died people read his stories and loved them just like when he was alive.

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32 pages


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Publication date

23rd August 2016



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