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The Snow Queen

Illustrated by Bernadette Watts
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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About The Book

The original adventure to the palace of the Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by the legendary European artist Bernadette Watts.

When a young boy’s heart is pierced by a splinter of glass and turned to ice, he is taken away by the Snow Queen. His closest friend, a young girl named Gerda, goes on a courageous journey to save him. Her kindness and loving nature convince everyone she meets to help her on her travels, and at last she reaches the palace of the Snow Queen where she restores his heart and frees him from the Queen’s icy grip.

Stunning illustrations bring new life to this unabridged story that has inspired a new generation of young readers, just as it has for over a century.

About The Author

Hans Christian Andersen was born in 1805 in Odense, Denmark. Andersen became famous for his collection of 156 fairy tales: his were the most important art fairy tales of the Biedermeier period. He died in 1875 in Copenhagen.

About The Illustrator

Bernadette Watts, known throughout Europe simply as Bernadette, has illustrated many dozens of folk- and fairy tales. Born in England, she loved to draw from childhood. She studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent, UK, and for some time was taught by Brian Wildsmith and David Hockney. Bernadette’s many beautiful books include The Snow Queen and The Little Drummer Boy. Bernadette finds her inspiration in nature. Today she lives and works in Kent. She has been illustrating for NorthSouth Books and NordSüd Verlag since the beginning of her career fifty years ago.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (January 2, 2018)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735843028
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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