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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeously beautiful, and Andersen's finest tale, 3 Dec 2010
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Martin Turner "Martin Turner" (Marlcliff, Warwickshire, England) - See all my reviews
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The Snow Queen is one of the most influential authored fairy-tales. It's spawned dozens of TV and film versions including The Snow Queen [2005], Snow Queen [2002], and the cartoon Snow Queen, as well as being direct inspiration for parts of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Box of Delights. It's probably the most ambitious of all of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales, set in different chapters which take the heroine Gerda through enchanted gardens, thieves' forests, and out into the frozen wastes of Lapland and Finland, and has a compelling interlocking shape, which takes Gerda and Kai back to where they began at the end -- though having grown up in the process.

This edition is beautifully illustrated, and the illustrations are enough to take this to full over-sized book length, whereas it would otherwise be little more than a pamphlet length short story. Great as something beautiful to own, to read aloud, or to give as a gift to someone who wants to keep a hot-line to childhood.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great illustrations, 6 Aug 2010
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One of my favourite books with, unusually, a great female protagonist who undertakes a dramatic rescue of her little (boy)friend from the clutches of the snowqueen. I remember loving this story as a little girl because for once the little gorl wasn't a victim and so bought it for a friends little girl for christmas. The illustrations were lovely, and the paper quality good. Would have preferred hard back but you can't have everything!
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5.0 out of 5 stars gorgeous, 4 Feb 2014
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beautiful book and an amazing teaching resource. The illustrations are great discussion points and the story is very engaging. I would recommend it!
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