The Snow Queen

Version: Unabridged
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Narrator: Erin Yuen
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Published In: July 2015
Length: 1 hour, 27 minutes
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Overview

This classic story by Hans Christian Andersen follows two young children who are best friends and neighbors. When a troll wants to mirror the uglieness in all things, he creates a mirror to do so. But when it breaks, the boy named Kai gets flecks of glass in his eyes and heart, which harden his heart. He leaves his friend Gerda and his family, and goes off with the Snow Queen, whose two kisses make Kai forget about Gerda and numbs him to the cold. Gerda searches for Kai, but when she finds him, will their friendship be enough to thaw his frozen heart?

Author Details

Author Details

Andersen, Hans Christian

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, Denmark to a poor family. He left home as a 14-year-old to seek his fortune at the theatre in Copenhagen. Andersen began writing plays and poetry before he left for Copenhagen, but it was not until 1835 that he published the first of the fairytales that would bring him international renown. Since then, his over 200 fairytales have enjoyed undiminished popularity, providing the basis for favorite American interpretations such as Disney's The Little Mermaid.