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  • Published: 24 September 2001
  • ISBN: 9780698114173
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $13.99

The Little Match Girl


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The luminous art of three-time Caldecott Honor recipient Jerry Pinkney transforms the nineteenth-century Danish girl of Andersen's tale into a child plucked straight from America's melting pot, shedding new light on the invisibility of the poor among the prosperous-a circumstance as familiar in Andersen's day as it is in our own.

"[A] beautifully illustrated version of a classic tale."(Booklist, starred review)

  • Pub date: 24 September 2001
  • ISBN: 9780698114173
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $13.99

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 - August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his fairy tales. Among his best-known stories are The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl, The Ugly Duckling and The Red Shoes. During Andersen's lifetime he was feted by royalty and acclaimed for having brought joy to children across Europe. His fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages and continue to be published in millions of copies all over the world and inspired many other works.

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