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?
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About Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker and a washerwoman. As a young teenager, he became quite well known in Odense as a reciter of drama and as a singer. When he was fourteen, he set off for the capital, Copenhagen, determined to become a national success on the stage. He failed miserably, but made some influential friends in the capital who got him into school to remedy his lack of proper education. In 1829 his first book was published. After that, books came out at regular intervals. His stories began to be translated into English as early as 1846. Since then, numerous editions, and more recently Hollywood songs and Disney cartoons, have helped to ensure the continuing popularity of the stories in the English-speaking world.
About Erin Yuen
Erin Yuen is an audiobook narrator whose readings include Kay Hooper’s Captain’s Paradise, Hanya Yangihara’s The People in the Trees, and Barbara Delinsky’s The Dream Unfolds.