Thumbelina

By Hans Christian Anderson

Translation by Erik Haugaard

Illustrated by Arene Graston

Published by Delacort Press, 1974; Illustrations Copyright 1996

There was a woman who desperately wanted to have a child.  She goes to a witch to ask for a child and the witch gives her a seed.  From the seed, a tiny girl grows.  Unfortunately, it is not long before Thumbelina is kidnapped, and throughout the book, she is taken by one fantastical creature and the next, until finally, she makes her way to a land with other tiny fairies as small as she.  She marries the prince, and lives happily ever after.

A good book for grades 1-2 when studying fairy tales.  Hans Christian Anderson is a classic author and this is an unabridged version of the story.

Accessed: Augusta County Library

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