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The Snow Queen [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Sarah Lowes , Miss Clara
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1 Sep 2011
An exquisitely illustrated retelling of the classic story by Hans Christian Anderson. An evil troll creates a mirror which reflects the bad and ugly sides of people. Shards of its glass enter a young boy, causing him to reject his loving family and best friend Gerda. Helped by kind strangers and guided by her warm heart, Gerda makes the perilous journey to rescue her friend from the icy palace of the Snow Queen.

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Barefoot Books (1 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846866618
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846866616
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 20.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 349,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sarah Lowes has always been fascinated by stories. She spent the early part of her career as a Primary School teacher where she was able to study the effects of the written and spoken word on young children. She then trained as a psychotherapist, specializing in fairy tales and realizing that story creates a kind of trance where all things are possible and many things can be healed. Sarah lives in Liverpool, England and has a private practice as a psychotherapist and as a creative consultant to professional writers.

Miss Clara is a French artist with a great following among readers of fairy tales. Her illustrations start with tiny and intricately detailed paper maquettes of princesses, elves, wolves and enchanted scenes which she photographs and completes digitally

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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book 18 Jan 2012
I spotted this book just before Christmas, when I was looking for gifts for other people. The illustrations were so pretty and so unusual, that I could not resist buying this for myself.
The classic tale has been retold in a very simple but enchanting way. But with this edition, it is definitely the illustrations which make it stand out. Rather than traditional pictures, Miss Clara uses dolls. She dresses them, then sets the scene before photographing them. It doesn't look false, or staged. Instead it adds an extra little charm to this beautiful little book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Snow Queen 30 Dec 2011
By Parents in Touch TOP 500 REVIEWER
Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale retold for 8 - 11 year olds in the series for Confident Readers. This tale of friendship and loyalty finds Gerda setting off to rescue her friend Kay who has been imprisoned by the wicked Snow Queen in the far North. The atmospheric retelling is wonderfully complemented by the unusual and evocative illustrations by Miss Clara. An excellent book to introduce children to a classic tale whilst fostering their new found reading skills. All these books from BArefoot Books are really attractively produced and a great incentive to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 15 Dec 2013
By Jobi
Bought for my nine-year-old daughter who requested the Barefoot Books version. The illustrations are magical... a real book to treasure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book 12 May 2013
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Beautifully illustrated childrens classic. I loved this story as a child and this is the best version I have found for my 6 year old daughter. She loves it too
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Magical Journey Into the Far North 25 Jun 2013
By Ellen M. Gibb - Published on
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At a time when we need more stories for young girls in which a girl is the heroine who saves the day, it would not be possible to do better than The Snow Queen, retold by Sarah Lowe and illustrated by Miss Clara for young readers, 6-10 years old. This is an enchanting version of a favorite fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, and so exquisitely illustrated by Miss Clara (Clare Guiral, a French artist and illustrator) that I have given this little book as a gift to several adult girlfriends! The illustrations are extraordinary--the characters and animals and "props" (castles, sleds, cottages) have all been fashioned from papier mache by Miss Clara in a style that is delicate, miniaturized, and enchanting. In fact, when I first saw them, the thought that they were papier mache never entered my head. All I saw was a delicate foreign world in a soft, gorgeous palette of blues, greys, whites, with occasional dollops of red, orange, and gold. There is no way to describe with words the inventiveness of Miss Clara's tiny dolls and wolves and owls. They are delightful. The story itself is somewhat strange, as it was in the original by Anderson. This is a fairy tale which is entertaining for children but takes a lifetime to fully understand. This is the sort of literature we should be giving our children, a literature which contains meanings and values which are slowly re-considered and remembered throughout life....stories of magic and wonder illustrated by artists capable of such ethereal beauty and delight. This version of The Snow Queen is a treasure to keep and re-visit long after childhood has passed. Take a look, too, at The Twelve Dancing Princesses, also illustrated by Miss Clara. It is equally enchanting!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book 5 April 2014
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I totally agree with the other reviewer. This book is very captivating and enchanting. The unusual photographs transport the reader to another realm. Be sure to buy the other two books in the series before they sell out. Buy the hardback versions from independent dealers or Amazon. The paperbacks are not as luxurious and detailed.
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