Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Snow Queen Retold by Ken Setterington

This is a lovely book published by Tundra Books that offers a new look at an old fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson.

Ken tells the tale well. The sense of loss of friendship is heartfelt, and Kay, who never meant to get a piece of ice in his eye, becomes colder and more withdrawn by the day. Gerda doesn't wish to lose her best friend, though, and persists in her search for him - in seven different stories.

One of the most outstanding things about this book is the illustrations made by Nelly and Ernst Hofer. They are traditional cut-paper art of Scherenschitt, a very old craft.

Together, the story and illustrations make the story "new" and extremely enjoyable to read.

Get a copy and share it with your family!

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