Snow Queen

Snow Queen

by Hans Christian Andersen, Amy Ehrlich (Reteller), Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 40 pages
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When the icy splinters of an evil troll's mirror get into Kai's heart and eye, he forgets his past life and becomes trapped in the Snow Queen's palace.  His best friend Gerda sets off on a long journey to find and rescue him.  She makes friends with both humans and animals who help her on her way.  

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As Kai watched, the snowflakes piled one on the other until they took the shape of a woman. She was made of glittering ice. Her eyes shone like stars, yet neither rest nor peace was in them. She beckoned to Kai.

When the cold-hearted Snow Queen abducts her beloved playmate, Kai, Gerda begins a magical and perilous journey to find him and release him from the Snow Queen's treacherous spell. Follow Gerda in this enchanting retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale, as she sets out on her dangerous quest to the frozen north.

The timeless appeal of The Snow Queen is that it reminds readers of the power of loyalty and love in the face of great obstacles. Beautiful paintings by celebrated artist Susan Jeffers capture all the richness of this extraordinary tale and help transport readers into the strange and dazzling world of the Snow Queen.

Susan Jeffers undertook the challenge of illustrating this well-known fairy tale because she believes, like Jungian writer Clarissa Pinkola Estés, that these archetypal stories reflect our innermost thoughts and dreams, and that experiencing them can be healing. They help us grow up.

Ms. Jeffers' list of distinguished picture books includes Cinderella, Thumbelina, Silent Night, and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, by Robert Frost. She was awarded a Caldecott Honor for Three Jovial Huntsmen, and her ABBY-winning Brother Eagle, Sister Sky was a New York Times bestseller.

from the dust jacket

 

 

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