The Little Match Girl (And Other Stories)

The Little Match Girl (And Other Stories)

by Hans Christian Andersen

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This version of these classic tales has been designed with your NOOK ereader in mind. The formatting was created and tested on the NOOK to provide the best reading experience available.

This collection was originally published in 1864 as 'The Christmas Gift', a selection of stories that was probably intended as a gift book during the holiday season. The best known story in this bundle is the heart-wrenching 'The Little Match Girl', but each story in the book is a gem that will transport you to the another time.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011847097
Publisher: Matsuzine Publishing
Publication date: 12/09/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 556,439
File size: 179 KB
Age Range: 4 - 11 Years

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born and lived his life in Denmark. He was hugely popular during his lifetime for his children's tales.

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. 12 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.
Eclouse on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A poor little girl is told to sell matches and flowers on New Years Eve, but no one will buy them from her. She can't go home because she will be beat so she ends up in a corner and tries to keep warm with the matches, but ends up not surviving. Any age can read this book and feel something towards it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short and sweet, or sad ?
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?