Synopses & Reviews
Hans Christian Andersen's greatest tale is stunningly illustrated by award winning artist P. J. Lynch The classic story of Kay, the little boy whose heart and eye are pierced by a splinter of glass and who turns against his playmate, Gerda. When Kay is carried off by the beautiful but cruel Snow Queen to her frozen palace, brave Gerda sets off to find him and bring him home. But will she be able to rescue him in time?
"This edition does for Andersen's classic what Gerda does for Kay-melts its frozen stiffness and restores to it the freshness of spring. . . . This elegant and splendid version is sure to give pleasure to many." —School Library Journal
"Lynch brings exquisite grace and elegance to his illustrations of Andersen's classic . . . Lynch's Snow Queen remains a dazzling and irresistible enchantress." —Publishers Weekly
"Lyrically retold . . . handsomely illustrated in full-blown romantic style." —Booklist
The story of Kay, the little boy whose heart and eye are pierced by a glass splinter and who turns against his playmate, Gerda. When Kay is carried off by the beautiful but cruel Snow Queen, Gerda sets off in search of him. She has many strange adventures before she finds him and melts the splinters and his broken heart with her tears of love.
About the Author
Hans Christian Andersen is the author of such classic fairy tales as The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, and The Ugly Duckling. P. J. Lynch has illustrated picture book editions of such classics as A Christmas Carol, The Gift of the Magi, and The Steadfast Tin Solder. He also illustrated the bestselling The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, which earned him the Kate Greenaway Medal.