One of the best loved of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales, this retelling of The Snow Queen is both delightful and accessible. "The driver stood up, in a coat and hat of purest snow. She was a woman, tall and glittering. She was the Snow Queen." When splinters of glass enter Kai's eyes and heart, his world changes from beauty to ugliness. Kidnapped by the cruel Snow Queen, Kai seems lost forever. But when Gerda sets out on a thrilling quest to find her friend, she brings with her all the love Kai needs to thaw his heart. This Young Classics edition explores the real and the imaginary world of The Snow Queen. Photography sets the scene without intruding on the story, and brings The Snow Queen to life for a new generation of children.
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Gerda and Kay are the best of friends. They live across an alley from each other and happily chat, play, and tend their lovely rose garden. The children are happy until tragedy strikes Kay. His eye and heart are pierced with fragments of a mirror, and the loving boy Gerda knew vanishes. The Snow Queen has put him under her spell and taken him to her palace of snow and ice. It is up to Gerda to find him and bring him home to the love that awaits him.
In this timeless storybook, Ken Setterington has captured the haunting beauty of the classic tale of love's ability to conquer the coldest, most damaged heart. The book is illustrated with the delicate traditional cut paper art of "scherenschnitt, which Hans Christian Andersen himself practiced.
Hands Christian Andersen (1805-75) was born in Denmark. His father, a poor shoemaker, died when Andersen was 11. He later went to Copenhagen to act and write plays, but found true success through writing stories. Today Andersen's fairy tales are known and loved throughout the world. Adrian Mitchell writes plays, poems, and stories for children and adults. His plays include retellings of The Pied Piper and The Snow Queen, and he has adapted The Odyssey for the DK Classics series. This poetic retelling of The Snow Queen captures the essence of the original. Nilesh Mistry was born in Bombay and moved to London, England in 1975. His books for Dorling Kindersley included The Illustrated Book of Fairy Tales and Aladdin in the DK Classics series.
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Descrizione libro DK CHILDREN, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0789466805
Descrizione libro DK CHILDREN, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0789466805
Descrizione libro DK CHILDREN. Condizione libro: Brand New. FREE domestic ground shipping. Fast priority express available. Tracking service included. Ships from USA (United States of America). Codice libro della libreria 0789466805