The Tinderbox is a tale about a brave, lucky soldier who managed to deceive a terrible witch, escape execution, and marry a beautiful princess.
The soldier is presented to us as a dexterous and agile hero who managed to take possession of a magic Tinderbox, kill a witch, cheat the queen and king into both pardons his execution and marry their daughter, the princess he was in love with.
But note that the main character can also be called frivolous and cruel. The illustrations of the talented artist Igor Oleynikov only emphasize the duality of the character of our soldier.
Retold by Clara Wedersøe Strunge
Illustrated by Igor Oleynikov
Publisher: Hans Christian Andersen Copenhagen
ISBN DK: 9788794005111
ISBN ENG: 9788794005067
Length: 48 pages
Size: 150 mm x 10 mm x 230 mm
Contents: “The Tinderbox”
Published in Danish and English