The Steadfast Tin Soldier: A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's tale (Anglais) Broché – 6 janvier 2005
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"'Dramatically beautiful illustrations capture every nuance of this tragic story.'" (Guardian)
"'The interpretation of Andersen's poignant tale.'" (School Librarian)
"'Lynch is a remarkable illustrator.'" (Times Educational Supplement)
"Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale of the one-legged tin soldier who falls in love with a little paper dancing girl continues to be an enchanting tale of misfortune, courage and love." (The Teacher)
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The illustrations though are very beautiful - especially the page with the fish, the fish seem very detailed. The illustrations look like they might have been originally oil painted. I chose this edition because unbelievably there wasn't a lot to choose from on Amazon, surprisingly editions of The Steadfast Tin Soldier has been sold out by many other publications. I also chose this one because the soldiers' uniform look like a red version of the USMC's dress blue uniform (Marine wife!), and because he's shouldering a bayonet (just like the Marines).
Anyway, the story itself is true to the Andersen, so this is not a re-telling, but a translation instead. However, it seems to be translated into British English and not American English. This doesn't bother me too much as mostly the words are the same with different spelling - like colour instead of color.
I completely forgot all about this story until I happened upon it in 2011. I felt like this story touch me personally and I love it very much. My husband lost his right leg in Afghanistan in October 2010 by stepping on an IED. This story is about a tin soldier with only one leg - and in the drawing, where his other leg would have been is a stump, which makes me think of all those veterans out there that this tin soldier represents in reality. Anyway, he is so brave, and it's a sad love story with a tragic ending, and it made me cry.
I only gave it four stars instead of five because I didn't really like the layout too much as I already mentioned, but the story itself is very touching and beautiful and deserves five stars; but I wish I could find another edition with a different layout though. Anyway, it arrived within a week with Free Super Saving Shipping.