The Snow Queen is a classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, retold by Sara Lowes and illustrated by Miss Clara. This recently published (2011) fairy tale by Barefoot Books was featured in the Concord Museum, Concord, MA annual Family Trees! One Moms Own Words Reader will win a copy of the Snow Queen.
The Snow Queen Review
Gerda finds herself on a dangerous quest to free her best friend Kay from the wicked Snow Queen’s frozen palace. She is guided by kind strangers like the raven, the outlaw girl and the wolf. On her journey, she is met with all kinds of obstacles and challenges, but her generous and loving heart turns out to be the best weapon against the evil queen.
We enjoyed this book for it’s interesting tale and beautiful illustrations. What becomes of the Snow Queen and her palace? I don’t want to reveal that, but suffice it to say, Ryan’s favorite part of the book was the ending. This beautiful book would make a nice gift just in time for the young reader on your holiday list!
About the Snow Queen
An exquisitely illustrated retelling of the classic story by Hans Christian Anderson. An evil troll creates a mirror which reflects the bad and ugly sides of people. Shards of its glass enter a young boy, causing him to reject his loving family and best friend Gerda. Helped by kind strangers and guided by her warm heart, Gerda makes the perilous journey to rescue her friend from the icy palace of the Snow Queen. Paperback chapter book now part of the Barefoot Books Independent Readers line.
Ages 8 and up
Retold By: Sarah Lowes
Illustrated By: Miss Clara
The Snow Queen Featured at Family Trees, Concord Museum
Every year at this time the Concord Museum in Concord, MA hosts Family Trees – A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Each Family Tree is decorated with themes from children’s literature. This year Barefoot Books was the lead sponsor and The Snow Queen was the first featured tree that my family and I saw on our visit to the museum. This was quite the tree – beautifully decorated by Snow Queen illustrator – Miss Clara.
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Many thanks to Leah and Barefoot Books for the copies of the Snow Queen featured in this review and giveaway.