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The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen
  

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Hans Christian Andersen's magical tale of friendship and adventure is retold through the beautiful and intricate illustrations of Finnish illustrator Sanna Annukka. Cloth-bound in deep blue, with silver foil embellishments, The Snow Queen is a unique work of art. A beautiful gift to give and receive.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Naomi Lewis' sensitive translation of this magnificent picture book edition of The Snow Queen charts the passage of Kay and Gerda through the summer and winter adventures (the rose, the splinters of ice) from childhood to maturity. Le Cain's paintings of winter landscape, the ermine coated Snow Queen, the summer garden (where the roses, whose roots are below the earth, can tell Gerda that Kay is not dead) are magical and intense.
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The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen

Sanna Annukka is familiar to many from her collaborations with Marimekko and her artwork for Keane's album, Under the Iron Sea. For her second book project, she illustrates Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale, The Snow Queen.


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About the Author

Sanna Annukka is a half Finnish, half English illustrator and print maker. She spent many childhood summers in Finland, and the forests, lakes and wildlife of the region remain a constant source of inspiration. Her work combines nature, childhood memories and her love of storytelling and folklore. In 2006, Sanna's work was spotted by British band Keane which led to a collaboration on their second million-selling album Under the Iron Sea. Her client list includes Universal Island Records, British Vogue, Apple/iTunes and Marimekko. Alongside commissioned work Sanna has her own company, developing her own brand of self-styled products. She is currently expanding her product range from limited edition prints on paper to printed textiles, wooden products and jewellery. www.sanna-annukka.com

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his fairy tales. Among his best-known stories are The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl, The Ugly Duckling and The Red Shoes. During Andersen's lifetime he was feted by royalty and acclaimed for having brought joy to children across Europe. His fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages and continue to be published in millions of copies all over the world and inspired many other works.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd October 2015

Author

Hans Christian Andersen

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Publisher

Hutchinson an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Hardback
92 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

ISBN

9780091959005

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