The Little Match Girl (Paperback)

Author: Pinkney, Jerry

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A Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Americanizes a classic Hans Christian Andersen tale in which the wares of the poor little match girl illuminate her cold world, bringing some beauty to her brief, tragic life. Reprint. *Author: Pinkney, Jerry/ Pinkney, Jerry (ILT)/ Andersen, Hans Christian *Publication Date: 2002/09/01 *Number of Pages: 32 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 1-2 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 9.25 *Height: 11.50

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780142301883
SKU 30984672
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0142301884
Release Date 1/16/2003
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 11.5H x 9.25L x 0.25T
Author Info
Jerry Pinkney
Jerry Pinkney's talent as an artist earned him a scholarship to the Philadelphia Museum College of Art. After graduation he worked as a designer for a greeting card company. Pinkney published his first picture book for children, THE ADVENTURES OF SPIDER: A WEST AFRICAN FOLK TALE, in 1964. In 1986 he won the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations for THE PATCHWORK QUILT; the following year he won the award again for HALF MOON AND ONE WHOLE STAR. His illustrations for THE TALKING EGG earned a 1988 Caldecott Honor. In 1989, his illustrations for MIRANDY AND BROTHER WIND led to that book being named a Caldecott Honor Book and winning the Coretta Scott King Award.
Jerry Pinkney's talent as an artist earned him a scholarship to the Philadelphia Museum College of Art. After graduation he worked as a designer for a greeting card company. Pinkney published his first picture book for children, THE ADVENTURES OF SPIDER: A WEST AFRICAN FOLK TALE, in 1964. In 1986 he won the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations for THE PATCHWORK QUILT; the following year he won the award again for HALF MOON AND ONE WHOLE STAR. His illustrations for THE TALKING EGG earned a 1988 Caldecott Honor. In 1989, his illustrations for MIRANDY AND BROTHER WIND led to that book being named a Caldecott Honor Book and winning the Coretta Scott King Award.
Hans Christian Andersen is best known for his fairy tales, although he also wrote plays, novels, travel books, and an autobiography. Born and raised in Odense, an island off the coast of Denmark, he was the only child of a shoemaker and a washerwoman. Many of the characters found in Andersen's fairy tales contain the traits of their author--for example, like the swan in "The Ugly Duckling" Andersen was picked on before he was "transformed" into a successful writer. Andersen's stories have been translated into more languages than any other book except the Bible.
From the Publisher
Editors Note 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)
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 05
Number of Pages 0032
Publisher Puffin Books

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