The luminous art of three-time Caldecott Honor recipient Jerry Pinkney transforms the nineteenth-century Danish girl of Andersen’s tale into a child plucked straight from America’s melting pot, shedding new light on the invisibility of the poor among the prosperous-a circumstance as familiar in Andersen’s day as it is in our own.
“[A] beautifully illustrated version of a classic tale.”(Booklist, starred review)
Hans Christian Andersen (1805–75) was born in Odense, Denmark. The son of a poor shoemaker, who nonetheless was a great reader, made a toy theater for his son and taught him to notice every natural wonder as they walked in the… More about Hans Christian Andersen
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Published by Puffin Books Sep 23, 2002| 32 Pages| 9 x 11-1/2| 5-8 years| ISBN 9780142301883