The Little Match Girl
One of Andersen's most heartbreaking stories is about a little match girl who freezes on the night before Christmas, choosing not to return home for fear of her abusive father.
Every time the little girl lights a match to keep herself warm, bright visions arise in front of her eyes - a fat goose that rises from a plate and goes to meet her, a Christmas tree with toys, her deceased grandmother ...In the morning, the girl is found frozen with a box of burnt matches.
The story is accompanied by illustrations from a talented Italian artist Eleonora Simeoni. These illustrations soften the tragedy of the story and help young readers get acquainted with the text.
Retold by Clara Wedersøe Strunge
Illustrated by Eleonora Simeoni
Publisher: Hans Christian Andersen Copenhagen
ISBN DK: 9788794005142
ISBN ENG: 9788794005135
Length: 48 pages
Size: 150 mm x 10 mm x 230 mm
Contents: “The Little Match Girl”
Published in Danish and English