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)

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“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 was a Danish fairy tale writer and poet who is most noted for his Fairy Tales, including the enduring children s stories The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and The Ugy Duckling. Through his youth Andersen worked as a weaver s apprentice and actor before turning to writing. Andersen s works have been translated into more than 150 languages and have inspired countless films, plays, and ballets. Although Andersen died in 1875, the anniversary of his birthday (June 2) continues to celebrated each year as International Children s Book Day.

Bagram Ibatoulline was born in Omsk, Russia, and attended the State Academic Institute of Arts in Moscow. He has worked in fine arts, graphic arts, mural design, and textile design, and is adept at painting in different styles. This is hisfirst book for Clarion. He lives in Chichester, New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062209504
ISBN-10: 0062209507
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: October 24th, 2013
Pages: 40
Language: English