“The Snow Queen: A Tale in Seven Stories,” by Hans Christian Anderson

I recently had the chance to read The Snow Queen: A Tale in Seven Stories, by Hans Christian Anderson, illustrated by Sanna Annukka. This fiction book was published on October 4, 2016, by Ten Speed Press.

About this book (from the back cover):

Gorgeously packaged with intricate illustrations from Finnish illustrator, Sanna Annukka, this new edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s well-loved fairy tale, The Snow Queen, is the perfect holiday gift for adults and children alike.

Hans Christian Andersen’s magical tale of friendship and adventure is retold through the beautiful and intricate illustrations of Finnish illustrator Sanna Annukka. Cloth-bound in deep blue, with silver foil embellishments, The Snow Queen is elevated from a children’s book to a unique work of art. It is an ideal gift for people of all ages.

Final Verdict:

This book is just lovely. It’s listed as a “gift edition” and it really would make a great gift for a little girl; in fact, I plan on giving my copy to my 9-year-old daughter for Christmas.

Sanna Annukka “is a half English, half Finnish designer and printmaker whose work is strongly inspired by her natural surroundings.” She is currently a designer for Marimekko.

I cannot stress how beautiful this book is. Here are a few photos of the illustrations:

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The story, of course, is the original one from Anderson that inspired Disney’s “Frozen,” but the plots are nowhere near the same. This is a classic story of friendship, and I highly recommend it to any family that loves fairy tales!

You can find out more about illustrator and designer Sanna Annukka by visiting her website here or her Instagram feed here.

 If you’d like to check out The Snow Queen it is currently on sale for $9.99 for the Kindle version. (Regularly $16.00.) If you prefer a hardcover copy, it’s currently on sale for $16.00. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.
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