[BOOKS] ✴ The Snow Queen ✻ Hans Christian Andersen – Thantai68.info

The Snow Queen Reprinted Here For The First Time Since The Th Century, These Color Illustrations By T Pym Make The Classic Andersen Fairy Tale Even Magical One Of Andersen S Best Beloved Tales, The Snow Queenis A Story About The Strength And Endurance Of Childhood Friendship Gerda S Search For Her Playmate Kay Who Was Abducted By The Snow Queen And Taken To Her Frozen Palace Is Brought To Life In Delicate And Evocative Illustrations Farenjoyable than anticipated, though I think partly due to the wonderful geometric illustrations that accompanied the story It is a fairly simple story with basic imagery and not a particularly great translation I find all translations to be rather dire and wish the babel fish only existed but it was an enjoyable read due to its simplicity It feels almost unique in that there are heart warming notions but no in your face morals Characters and dialogue were vague and shaky at best, bu Farenjoyable than anticipated, though I think partly due to the wonderful geometric illustrations that accompanied the story It is a fairly simple story with basic imagery and not a particularly great translation I find all translations to be rather dire and wish the babel fish only existed but it was an enjoyable read due to its simplicity It feels almost unique in that there are heart warming notions but no in your face morals Characters and dialogue were vague and shaky at best, but one cannot deny the lovely imagery and inventiveness of the piece Definitely better than The Fir Tree, which was the first and only thing I d read from Andersen.Blog Instagram Twitter Pinterest Shop Etsy Snedronningen The Snow Queen, Hans Christian AndersenThe Snow Queen is an original fairy tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen The tale was first published 21 December 1844 in New Fairy Tales The story centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by Gerda and her friend, Kai The Snow Queen is a tale told in seven stories 1 About the Mirror and Its Pieces 2 A Little Boy and a Little Girl 3 The Flower Garden of the Woman Who Knew Magic 4 The Prince Snedronningen The Snow Queen, Hans Christian AndersenThe Snow Queen is an original fairy tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen The tale was first published 21 December 1844 in New Fairy Tales The story centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by Gerda and her friend, Kai The Snow Queen is a tale told in seven stories 1 About the Mirror and Its Pieces 2 A Little Boy and a Little Girl 3 The Flower Garden of the Woman Who Knew Magic 4 The Prince and the Princess 5 The Little Robber Girl 6 The Lapp Woman and the Finn Woman 7 What Happened at the Snow Queen s Palace and What Happened Afterwards The devil, in the form of an evil troll, has made a magic mirror that distorts the appearance of everything that it reflects The magic mirror fails to reflect the good and beautiful aspects of people and things, and magnifies their bad and ugly aspects The devil, who is headmaster at a troll school, takes the mirror and his pupils throughout the world, delighting in using it to distort everyone and everything the mirror makes the loveliest landscapes look like boiled spinach They attempt to carry the mirror into heaven in order to make fools of the angels and of God, but the higher they lift it, thethe mirror shakes with laughter, and it slips from their grasp and falls back to earth, shattering into billions of pieces, some no larger than a grain of sand These splinters are blown by the wind all over the Earth and get into people s hearts and eyes, freezing their hearts like blocks of ice and making their eyes like the troll mirror itself, seeing only the bad and ugly in people and things There was only one way to get it out.Years later, a little boy Kai and a little girl Gerda live next door to each other in the garrets of buildings with adjoining roofs in a large city One could get from one s home to the other s just by stepping over the gutters of each building The two families grow vegetables and roses in window boxes placed on the gutters Gerda and Kai have a window box garden to play in, and they become devoted to each other as playmates, and as close as if they were siblings Kai s grandmother tells the children about the Snow Queen, who is ruler over the snow bees snowflakes that look like bees As bees have a queen, so do the snow bees, and she is seen where the snowflakes cluster the most Looking out of his frosted window one winter, Kai sees the Snow Queen, who beckons him to come with her Kai draws back in fear from the window By the following spring, Gerda has learned a song that she sings to Kai Roses flower in the vale there we hear Child Jesus tale Because roses adorn the window box garden, the sight of roses always reminds Gerda of her love for Kai 2003 1391 48 9789646979628 1392 143 9789645680600 3 stars I picked upThe Snow Queen because I m trying to fit in a fewChristmas reads and I got it free from audible The narration was good, but the story was just okay for me I know a lot of people love this story and read it as children this was my first read through It was only about an hour to listen I liked it, but compared to my last holiday audible listen it just missed the mark for me. This is a favourite winter read of my favourite childhood fairy tale The story starts with Kay and Gerda pressing hot pennies against the ice on the inside of their windows to see out and there s a full page illustration of this There is a double page illustration of the snow queen taking Kay away, the sledge pulled by a dapple grey horse accompanied by ice chickens and the world below looking like a scene from a Bruegel painting The chapter of the little robber girl is accompanied by a beaut This is a favourite winter read of my favourite childhood fairy tale The story starts with Kay and Gerda pressing hot pennies against the ice on the inside of their windows to see out and there s a full page illustration of this There is a double page illustration of the snow queen taking Kay away, the sledge pulled by a dapple grey horse accompanied by ice chickens and the world below looking like a scene from a Bruegel painting The chapter of the little robber girl is accompanied by a beautiful picture of Gerda escaping on the reindeer, a part of the story I am always thankful that the poor reindeer escapes At the end of the story there is a scene which captured my imagination as a child, the planks that bridge between Kay and Gerda s attic bedrooms with their window boxes of roses, what child wouldn t love one of these to their friend s house I would be very surprised if there were a nicer version of this story Nicky Raven s retelling is superb and Vladyslav Yerko s illustrations are breath taking, so detailed, inventive, magical and perfect for this story

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