Revue de presse
"P J Lynch's illustrations overlay photographic realism with decorative fantasy, expressing the fear, passion and beauty of the story." (The Sunday Times (Culture))
"Dreamy illustrations by P.J. Lynch. A perfect family Christmas read aloud." (The Bookbag)
"A long, mysterious fantasy, lyrically retold in this version and handsomely illustrated in full-blown romantic style." (Booklist)
"Brilliantly done...a handsome book that could easily become beloved." (School Librarian)
Présentation de l'éditeur
The book is an excellent way to read Paragraph by Paragraph Translation along your kids.
Your little one can follow along as each individual English paragraph is paired with the corresponding Russian paragraph.
The paragraphs are not long, so there is no need to do a lot of back and forth to see the Russian translation and the English text.
The text is relatively simple vocabulary and grammar wise, but not very simple at all, so for beginners this should be a great challenge.
The tale was first published in 1845, and centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by a little boy and girl, Kai and Gerda.
The story is one of Andersen's longest. It is regularly included in selected tales and collections of his work and is frequently reprinted in illustrated storybook editions for children. The Snow Queen is a tale told in seven 'stories':
About the Mirror and its Pieces
A Little Boy and a Little Girl
The Flower Garden of the Woman Who Knew Magic
The Prince and Princess
The Little Robber Girl
The Lapp Woman and the Finn Woman
What Happened at the Snow Queen's Palace and what happened Afterwards