Hans Christian Anderson’s Snow Queen is much darker than Disney’s Frozen Ilsa. It was meant as a lesson in life. How about taking another look at this fairy tale? It is about heroes and heroines who demonstrate virtue and resilience in adversity.
Book: Dark Tales, The Snow Queen, A Graphic Novel
Author: Hans Christian Anderson
Illustrator: Emilie Majarian
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Canterbury Classics (2018)
Genre: Juvenile fiction
Ages: 11-18; grades 6-12
Seven vignettes in a graphic novel format make up Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen, which depicts the struggle between good and evil. More than 100 pages of illustrated action and adventure await! A demon creates a magic mirror that re ects negative thoughts. His minions break it, and shards of the mirror get into the hearts and eyes of citizens all over the land. Gerda’s friend Kay is affected, and is lured away by the Snow Queen to become her palace slave. Follow Gerda’s adventures in her quest to rescue her friend and restore his compassion!
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