The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen audiobook

The Snow Queen

By Hans Christian Andersen
Read by Katherine Kellgren

Blackstone Publishing
1.33 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781483040042

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Hans Christian Andersen's beloved tale The Snow Queen is an enchanting story of the bond of love and friendship between young playmates Kai and Gerda. When a small shard of a wicked troll's broken mirror lodges in Kai's eye and heart, he loses his joyfulness and sees only the world's imperfections. With his heart turned to ice, the Snow Queen kidnaps him and returns to her castle in the far northern reaches of Lapland. Gerda, heartbroken but innocent and full of love, sets out to find her dear friend. Along the way she encounters a bewitching old woman, talking crows, a prince and princess, and others who help her on her journey. With childlike faith and pureness. she finds the strength to continue on to the Snow Queen's isolated palace, never giving up on hope that she will reunite with Kai and thaw his heart. Told in seven parts, this classic fairy tale is considered one of Andersen's finest works and has inspired countless other stories, including Disney's smash hit Frozen. Princess-obsessed kids and parents alike will be charmed by Gerda's perseverance and faith throughout this tale of friendship, love, and bravery.

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Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Hans Christian Andersen's beloved tale The Snow Queen is an enchanting story of the bond of love and friendship between young playmates Kai and Gerda. When a small shard of a wicked troll's broken mirror lodges in Kai's eye and heart, he loses his joyfulness and sees only the world's imperfections. With his heart turned to ice, the Snow Queen kidnaps him and returns to her castle in the far northern reaches of Lapland.

Gerda, heartbroken but innocent and full of love, sets out to find her dear friend. Along the way she encounters a bewitching old woman, talking crows, a prince and princess, and others who help her on her journey. With childlike faith and pureness. she finds the strength to continue on to the Snow Queen's isolated palace, never giving up on hope that she will reunite with Kai and thaw his heart.

Told in seven parts, this classic fairy tale is considered one of Andersen's finest works and has inspired countless other stories, including Disney's smash hit Frozen. Princess-obsessed kids and parents alike will be charmed by Gerda's perseverance and faith throughout this tale of friendship, love, and bravery.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Danish author Hans Christian Andersen was one of the greatest fairy-tale writers of all time” Library Journal, praise for the author
“Andersen had the ability to articulate desires petty and profound and make them into transcendent tales.” Noel Daniel, editor of The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, praise for the author
“Katherine Kellgren’s performance wrings all of the emotion and suspense from Andersen’s classic tale of friendship, innocence, wickedness, and despair…Kellgren becomes the restrained storyteller, an old witch, talking crows, and more as she spins Andersen’s iconic story to its happy conclusion. Those who have been engaged by the alternative retellings of the past few years will be newly enchanted by the original. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Hans Christian Andersen

Author Bio: Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker and a washerwoman. As a young teenager, he became quite well known in Odense as a reciter of drama and as a singer. When he was fourteen, he set off for the capital, Copenhagen, determined to become a national success on the stage. He failed miserably, but made some influential friends in the capital who got him into school to remedy his lack of proper education. In 1829 his first book was published. After that, books came out at regular intervals. His stories began to be translated into English as early as 1846. Since then, numerous editions, and more recently Hollywood songs and Disney cartoons, have helped to ensure the continuing popularity of the stories in the English-speaking world.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 1.33
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English