Can brave Gerda rescue her best friend Kay from the Snow Queen? Breathtaking mixed-media illustrations immerse readers in Gerda's daring quest in this dramatic chapter book retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, now with online access to the audiobook read by Xanthe Gresham Knight.
Product Dimensions:5.5 x 8.13 inches
Page Count:64 pages
Age Range:Ages 7-11 years
Awards & Accolades
"The sophisticated, surreal and dreamlike illustrations created through mixed media, including manipulated photographs of dolls, flowers and paper constructions, often charmingly spill over onto the pages of text" — Kirkus Reviews
"Beautifully re-told, using rich vocabulary and maintaining a story-telling style. Coupled with the fabulous pictures, the book is a real treasure which children (and adults) will wish to linger over and enjoy again and again" — North Somerset Teachers' Award
“An excellent book to introduce children to a classic tale whilst fostering their new found reading skills” — Parents in Touch
About the Contributors
Retold by - Sarah Lowes
Sarah Lowes has always been fascinated by stories. She spent the early part of her career as a primary school teacher where she was able to study the effects of the written and spoken word on young children. She then trained as a psychotherapist, specializing in fairy tales and realizing that story creates a kind of trance where all things are possible and many things can be healed. Sarah lives in Liverpool, England, and has a private practice as a psychotherapist and as a creative consultant to professional writers.
Illustrated by - Miss Clara
Miss Clara is an artist who creates enchanting and mysterious worlds. She builds miniature maquettes of princesses, hobgoblins, fairies and other magical characters out of paper, and detailed scenes in which to photograph them. She adds clever details to the final images digitally. Miss Clara lives in Bordeaux, France.
Narrated by - Xanthe Gresham Knight
Xanthe Gresham Knight is an acclaimed writer and storyteller who performs across Europe and North America and who, according to the Arts Council of England, "speaks like a woman spitting jewels." Xanthe lives in East Sussex, England.