The Snow Queen (Hardcover)

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Staff Reviews

Ibatoulline’s lavish illustrations bring to life this classic tale of Gerda, who is on an epic quest to save her best friend, Kai, from the enchantment of the evil Queen. This beautiful book will wrap its readers in magic again and again. (Josephine)

October 2008 Indie Next List

“The bewitching illustrations in this edition of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of a friendship that endures over distance, time, and magical enchantments will lead you through dreamy, star-dusted skies and luminous gardens. This is a perfect gift for children or adults.”
— Victoria VanZile, Wild Rumpus, Minneapolis, MN


Ibatoulline illustrates a storybook version of the classic tale about an evil queen and the ordinary girl who triumphs over her. Andersen's fairy tale is retold using contemporary language that celebrates the modern idea of a strong girl as hero. Full color.

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Danish author and poet, wrote numerous poems, plays, stories and travel essays, but is best known for his fairy tales. He wrote over one hundred and fifty, published in numerous collections during his life, and many still in print today.

Heather Vogel Frederick is the author of the popular Mother-Daughter Book Club series, as well as the highly acclaimed "The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed", "The Education of Patience Goodspeed", and the Spy Mice series. She resides with her family in Portland, Oregon. Visit her at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062209504
ISBN-10: 0062209507
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: October 24th, 2013
Pages: 40
Language: English