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Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen

Retold by Ken SetteringtonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ken Setterington
Illustrated by Nelly HoferAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Nelly Hofer and Ernst HoferAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ernst Hofer

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Synopsis

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Gerda and Kay are the best of friends. They live across an alley from each other and happily chat, play, and tend their lovely rose garden. The children are happy until tragedy strikes Kay. His eye and heart are pierced with fragments of a mirror, and the loving boy Gerda knew vanishes. The Snow Queen has put him under her spell and taken him to her palace of snow and ice. It is up to Gerda to find him and bring him home to the love that awaits him.

In this timeless storybook, Ken Setterington has captured the haunting beauty of the classic tale of love’s ability to conquer the coldest, most damaged heart. The book is illustrated with the delicate traditional cut paper art of scherenschnitt, which Hans Christian Andersen himself practiced.
Ken Setterington|Nelly Hofer|Ernst Hofer

About Ken Setterington

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Ken Setterington is an international authority on children’s books. He was named the first Children and Youth Advocate for Library Services by the Toronto Public Library and won a prestigious Toronto Arts Award for Writing and Publishing for his work with children’s literature. Most recently, he co-wrote A Guide to Canadian Children’s Books. He has published two books for children with Tundra: The Snow Queen and Wild Swans, both of which were also illustrated by the Hofers.

About Nelly Hofer

Nelly Hofer - Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen
Nelly and Ernst Hofer learned the folk art of scherenschnitt in their native Switzerland. Their first book was the award-winning Silent Night: The Song From Heaven by Linda Granfield. Nelly and Ernst Hofer live on a farm in Perth County, Ontario.

About Ernst Hofer

Ernst Hofer - Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen
Nelly and Ernst Hofer learned the folk art of scherenschnitt in their native Switzerland. Their first book was the award-winning Silent Night: The Song From Heaven by Linda Granfield. Nelly and Ernst Hofer live on a farm in Perth County, Ontario.
Awards

Awards

FINALIST 2000 Governor General's Literary Awards - Children's Literature - Illustration

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