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Mary Engelbreight's whimsical illustrations have made her one of America's most recognized and beloved artists. And now with over 210,000 copies in print, her beautiful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen is the perfect marriage of an artist's imagination with that of a storyteller. Combining Mary Engelbright's clear bright colors and exuberant detail with the classic story about a feisty heroine who will stop at nothing, a conjuror's twists and turns, and the triumph of love and innocence over wickedness and evil, The Snow Queen is pure enchantment, a lovely gift for children and adult Mary Engelbreight fans alike. Selection of the Literary Guild and Troll Book Club. Suitable for ages 5 and up. 211,000 copies in print. .



About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (/?h??nz ?kr?st??n ?ænd?rs?n/; Danish: [han?s k??æsd?jan ??n?sn?] ( listen) ; often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; 2 April 1805 - 4 August 1875) was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called eventyr in Danish or "fairy-tales" in English, express themes that transcend age and nationality.

Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. Some of his most famous fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", and many more.

His stories have inspired ballets, both animated and live-action films, and plays.
Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Thora Hallager (1821-1884) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.



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