The Snow Queen
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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 to inspire many other works.Back to top
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Now then, let us begin. When we are at the end of the story, we shall know more than we know now: but to begin.
Once upon a time there was a wicked sprite, indeed he was the most mischievous of all sprites. One day he was in a very good humor, for he had made a mirror with the power ...
Reviewed by dreamdust on Jan 11, 2011
You can't beat the Mirror of understanding represented as a frozen lake cracked in a 1000 places...with the Snow Queen sitting in the middle of it. Kay making endless ice-puzzles trying to find understanding-superb!
Reviewed by clducasse on Apr 14, 2009
Not as great as I remembered
I really enjoyed this book as a child but reading it as an adult I was less enthused. It is a nice fairy tale but not as wonderful as I remembered.
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Ratings for 'The Snow Queen' by Andersen, Hans Christian