- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 64 pages
- Dimensions: 242mm x 298mm x 8mm | 381g
- Publication date: 6 December 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1406319708
- ISBN 13: 9781406319705
- Sales rank: 150,772
This is a classic translation of one of the world's greatest fairy tales lavishly illustrated with a sumptuous, wintry feel. When Kay is snatched from his home by the beautiful, cruel Snow Queen, his friend Gerda sets out on an epic journey to rescue him. As she searches, she encounters a series of strangers to whom she tells her tale. Charmed by her story and her innocence, each of them helps Gerda, so that, at last, she is able to find the Snow Queen's icy palace. But, at the end of her epic journey, will she manage to set Kay free?
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Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his timeless, classic fairy tales. Naomi Lewis (1911-2009) was one of the most distinguished figures in the world of children's books and a leading authority on the works of Hans Christian Andersen, many of whose stories she has translated. in 1975 she was awarded the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature. Christian Birmingham is an acclaimed illustrator whose titles for children include A Treasury of Princess Stories (9781406310412) by Martin Waddell and several titles by Michael Morpurgo, including This Morning I Met a Whale and The Wreck of the Zanzibar, which was named Whitbread Children's Book of the Year in 1995.
"* "Hans Christian Andersen's longest and best story... There is so much in this profound and beautiful tale that it can be endlessly re-read." TES * "The magic can be experienced anew in this beautifully produced and illustrated book." School Librarian"