The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl

by Hans Christian Andersen
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The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

Scheherezade Children's Story

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836249316
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/1992
Series: Children's Classics Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 5.33(w) x 6.81(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a prolific writer of plays, novels, and poems. He is best known for his fairy tales, including "The Little Mermaid," "The Princess and the Pea," and "The Emperor's New Clothes."

David Warner received his PhD in theatre and film from Brigham Young University and has worked with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for more than a decade.

Award-winning artist Greg Newbold has illustrated a dozen books for children including If Picasso Painted a Snowman and The Touch of the Master’s Hand. Greg enjoys gardening, fishing, visiting museums, road trips with family, and painting the natural wonders near his Utah home. See more of Greg’s work at


Date of Birth:

April 2, 1805

Date of Death:

August 4, 1875

Place of Birth:

Odense, Denmark

Place of Death:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Little Match Girl 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw the short film on The Little Mermaid DVD special feature section and it left me with tears in my eyes. I bought the book for myself and my God Daughter. It sends such a wonderful message to all ages and really makes you appreciate life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I watched the animated disney short and cried because it was so sad, when I learned it was a book I got it. I was suprised that it was a few simple pages long ( I had expected a novel ) but it was still a sweet story. Summary( ending not spoiled) : A little girl starves in the cold night with a box of matches the people refuse to buy. She rests in the snow freezing and lights a match for warmth. Magnificent images come from the flame, and match after match they become even brighter. Again, I am not spoiling the ending.
BondJamesBond More than 1 year ago
Nicely illustrated and the story line is true to the original. Check out Hans Christian Andersen's background / biography to truly appreciate this short story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book before and really like it. It has a happy-type sort of ending (although you might only think of one part of the ending), even though it may not seem rightly so. Really good (child's) story for anyone. So, keeping an open mind and you'll probably really like it too. I don't think the ending of the story is bad; it's really good. Has good moral, which brings to my mind of the Grimm's stories without the grotesque. Try it if you want a break from any complicated book(s) you've been reading :)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so wonderful. It really puts things in perspective for children as well as adults. Especially around Christmastime. It reminds us that Christmas is about others...not ourselves, and how the things of this world are nothing compared to heaven! We have read this story every Christmas season and cry everytime. But how we look forward to hearing it. I consider it a treasure that was shared with me when I was little, and now I share it with MY family...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should i buy this?