This is the heart-touching story of a poor girl who sells matches.
About H.C. Andersen Illustrated Fairy Tales
Within the fairy tale treasury that has come into the world's possession, Hans Christian Andersen's tales are among some of the most outstanding. His spellbinding stories present deep moral lessons that span both cultural and generational differences.
A thread of optimism weaves its way through Andersen's stories, giving hope and inspiration to all readers. It is in this spirit that the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale Classics are published.
We have selected 30 of the most popular tales and handpicked the best illustrators for each of them, taking great care to match the style of the illustrator with the specific story. Each tale talks to the heart through both words and pictures uncovering the very essence of life's values.
"In this faithful retelling of the classic tale, Pinkney transports the heroine from Andersen's European setting to the bustling city streets and crowded tenements of early 1920s America," said PW in a starred review. "Pinkney's vision proves as transcendent as Andersen's." Ages 5-up.