The Snow Queen


Gerda and Kay were such good friends - until the day little Kay gets a sliver of an evil mirror caught in his eye! Suddenly he sees the world as an ugly place, with nothing worth loving. Soon the wicked Snow Queen takes him away to her icy kingdom.
Can Gerda’s courage and determination save her friend and bring him back to the world of the living?
Hans Christian Andersen’s superb fairy tale is given thrilling new life in this richly illustrated edition.

  • An exciting new interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s masterpiece
  • Atmospheric illustrations by renowned artist Yana Sedova
  • Award-winning translator Anthea Bell captures the spirit of this classic tale

Hans Christian Andersen is revered worldwide for his more than 160 fairy tales, including many cherished favorites such asThe Little MermaidThe Princess ad the Pea, and The Ugly Ducking.

Anthea Bell is an award-winning translator who has translated numerous Cornelia Funke novels and many Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen stories, includingThe Pied Piper of Hamelin and The Snow Queen.

Yana Sedova is an internationally known artist and illustrator who graduated from the Moscow Arts and Industry Academy. Her art and book illustrations have been exhibited widely to great acclaim, and The Snow Queen is her first full length book for international publication. Her favourite hobby is travelling, where she collects ideas and images for her whimsical fairy tale illustrations.

"Elegant paintings and newly translated text present the full seven chapters of Andersen’s complex tale in picture book form. …Full pages of text and sweeping spreads of paintings alternate with single pages, nicely mixing text and visual material. Sedova’s images, cast in a blue palette, are pretty and surreal. …Visually attractive and a bit less wordy and romantic than the original, this edition might work for family read-aloud sharing". – School Library Journal

 "This new large-format edition features Bell’s excellent translation as well as new artwork by gifted Russian artist Sedova….A striking new edition of the timeless tale." – Booklist

"This retelling of The Snow Queen is both delightful and accessible.

These timeless, classic stories have been gloriously illustrated and made accessible for younger children to read alone, or for all the family to enjoy together. This fresh approach brings the stories and their characters to life." – Childrens and Teen Book Connection

 "A stunningly illustrated retelling of an acclaimed fairy tale with a mix of naturalistic and surrealistic artwork, this translation captures the spirit of one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most famous works." – Smart Books for Smart Kids


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