The Little Match Girl  -     By: Hans Christian Andersen
    Illustrated By: Jerry Pinkney
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The Little Match Girl

Illustrated By: Jerry Pinkney
Puffin / 2002 / Paperback

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It is a cold New Year's Eve in a prosperous American city of the early twentieth century. People clutch their coats close to their bodies as they hurry home to prepare for the evening's festivities. No one notices the poor little girl huddling in a corner, trying to keep warm by lighting the matches she was given to sell on the street. As each match flickers to life, she sees marvelous visions and feels the warm glow of hope and love. The luminous art of three-time Caldecott Honor recipient Jerry Pinkney transforms the nineteenth-century Danish girl of Andersen's tale into a child plucked straight from America's melting pot, shedding new light on the invisibility of the poor among the prosperous--a circumstance as familiar in Andersen's day as it is in our own. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Puffin
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 11.50 X 9 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0142301884
ISBN-13: 9780142301883
UPC: 051488006992
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 4-8

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The luminous art of three-time Caldecott Honor recipient Jerry Pinkney transforms the nineteenth-century Danish girl of Andersen's tale into a child plucked straight from America's melting pot, shedding new light on the invisibility of the poor among the prosperous-a circumstance as familiar in Andersen's day as it is in our own.

"[A] beautifully illustrated version of a classic tale." (Booklist, starred review)

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