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The Snow Queen

Written by Hans Christian Andersen

Illustrated by P. J. Lynch

The Snow Queen Synopsis

The story of Kay, the little boy whose heart and eye are pierced by a splinter of glass. When Kay is carried off by the beautiful but cruel Snow Queen, his friend Gerda sets off in search of him. 'P. J. Lynch's lovely illustrations call on all sorts of styles, quoting Rackham and Dulac and Rockwell.' THE GUARDIAN

The Snow Queen Press Reviews

Beautiful. * T.E.S. * P J Lynch's illustrations overlay photographic realism with decorative fantasy, expressing the fear, passion and beauty of the story. * The Sunday Times (Culture) * Dreamy illustrations by P.J. Lynch. A perfect family Christmas read aloud. * The Bookbag * A long, mysterious fantasy, lyrically retold in this version and handsomely illustrated in full-blown romantic style. * Booklist * Brilliantly done...a handsome book that could easily become beloved. * School Librarian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842709016
Publication date: 5th November 2009
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator: P. J. Lynch
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 48 pages

About Hans Christian Andersen

P. J. Lynch was born in Belfast in 1962, the youngest of five children. He studied illustration at Brighton College of Art (where one of his tutors was Raymond Briggs). He has won numerous prizes, including the Mother Goose Award and the Kate Greenaway Award. He now lives in Dublin.

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