The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen


When it comes to classic fairytales there is something magical and timeless about them. They are tales that stay with you no matter what age you are and whether you are young or old.

This edition of the Snow Queen is absolutely beautiful. Everything about this book is perfect whether its the size, presentation, layout or illustrations. I love the simplicity of the black and white illustrations and how they capture the essence of the story.


The story is divided into seven parts which breaks the story up into perfect sections for bedtime reading or to be read in one sitting which ever you prefer. I have heard the story of the Snow Queen and have watched a couple of different adaptations however, this is the first time I have read this classic fairytale myself and it definitely will not be the last. It has become a new Christmas classic for me.


This tale has a written magic about it and is a beautiful gift to find in your Christmas stocking. The best way to read this book is snuggled up in a blanket with a nice cup of tea on a cold wintery afternoon/night.

This edition of The Snow Queen is published by Pushkin Children’s Books and is translated by Misha Hoekstra and illustrated by Lucie Arnoux.

4 stars

(Images are my own – Do not copy without permission first)


2 responses to “The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen

  1. I received the kindle copy for review and I am so excited to read it! The illustrations are so beautiful. 🙂 I completely agree with your review. 🙂


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