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An old story, retold...
on 10 March 2008
from the LEAPFROG book series.
From the back cover:-
'On a cold winter evening, a little match girl tries to keep herself warm.
What wonderful things will she see in the flames of her matches?'
Example of text:-
`It was a cold winter evening.
A poor little girl was trying to earn money by selling matches.
As the sun set, party lights lit up in the windows.
The little match girl huddled behind a wall to keep warm.
"If I light just one match," she said, "I could warm my frozen feet."....'
And so she does.......and each time she lights a match she sees another vision in the flame..... before it flickers away.
A `happy' ending...... of sorts, and although it may not appeal to every young reader.... it certainly opens scope for discussion along the lines of life after death for an older age group.
(n.b. - The pictures of the `lifeless body' may upset more sensitive readers, therefore I would recommend adult perusal first, if possible.)
32 high quality shiny pages in the popular 2-page spread format. Numbered pages with clear, easy-to-follow text. Illustrated throughout.
'Leapfrog has been specially designed to fit the requirements of the National Literacy Strategy. It offers real books for beginning readers by top authors and illustrators.'
There are a number of `Leapfrog' stories to choose from and these are listed on the very last page.