“The Snow Queen” is one of the longest and best-loved tales of Hans Christian Andersen. The Danish writer managed to evoke throughout the story a unique atmosphere of wonder, thanks to the spellbinding Nordic landscapes described as well as the unique characters who wander through them, above all, the haughty and cool Queen who is able to freeze hearts with her glacial kiss.
All the magic of Andersen’s knowing narration, unabridged though adapted in its language to render it accessible to a young and contemporary audience, is found reflected in the pictures that accompany the story, wonderfully illustrated by Manuela Adreani. The union of these two elements gives life to a fascinating and charming book, the ideal gift for readers of all ages.
AGES: 8 plus
ILLUSTRATOR: Manuela Adreani, born in Rome but now resident in Turin. After taking a diploma specializing in illustration, she worked as a graphic artist and then progressed to the world of animation.