The Snow Queen: A Tale in Seven Stories
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About the Author
Hans Christian Andersen is revered worldwide for his more than 160 fairy tales, including many cherished favorites such as The Little Mermaid, The Princess ad the Pea, and The Ugly Ducking.
Yana Sedova is an award-winning children's book illustrator.
Anthea Bell is an award-winning translator who has translated numerous Cornelia Funke novels and many Hans Christian Andersen stories.
"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." --smartbooksforsmartkids.com
"The art work is a huge draw for the book. The icy tones of the multiple shades of blue, silver, and green capture the feel of the cold and the iciness of the Snow Queen's heart. The illustrations seem delicate and powerful at the same time . . . . a classic . . . excellent version that will fascinate children." --Ronna Mandel, goodreadswithronna.com
"This new, large-format edition . . . features Bell's excellent translation...as well as new artwork by gifted Russian artist Sedova. Sometimes magical, sometimes decorative, the pictures have a dreamlike quality that suits [the] story . . . . A striking new edition of the timeless tale." --Carolyn Phelan, booklistonline.com
"With a mix of naturalistic and surrealistic artwork, this translation captures the spirit of one of Hans Christian Andersen's most famous works." --kidsreads.com
"Sedova's illustrations are dreamlike . . . . Fairy-tale-loving kids and Frozen fans willing to expand their horizons beyond talking snowmen will find this a satisfying experience; the 'seven stories' format would also lend this to a compelling weeklong readaloud for families stuck inside during bad winter weather." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"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." --Margaret Bush, School Library Journal