Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson

I've read many picture book renditions of this tale but this is the first time I've seen the seven different stories that create the whole tale.  It's an interesting look at a classic fairy tale and Ms. Annukka's artwork makes it even more unworldly.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get a copy now.

This story starts with the tale of a broken mirror and how it impacts two good friends who live close to each other and like to visit their rooftop garden.When a piece of the mirror goes in his eye and in his heart, Kay begins to get cold.  He goes sledding and manages to run into the Snow Queen.  She decides she likes him and takes him home to her castle.

In the meantime, Gerda is trying to find him.  He's her best friend and she's not going to give up.  So she starts out on a journey that puts her in danger along the way.  It's a good thing the animals are on her side.

When Gerda does find Kay, he's almost all frozen.  She cries to find him in such condition and it melts his ice and brings him back to life.

This is a classic fairy tale that will endure as long as we have written words...

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