The Snow Queen by Amy EhrlichWhen the coldhearted Snow Queen abducts a young boy, Gerda begins a magical and perilous journey to find him and release him from the Snow Queens treacherous spell. Follow Gerda in this sparkling retelling of the classic fairy tale, as she sets out on her dangerous quest to the frozen north. Sparkling new jacket art, recolored and newly rendered interior art, and silver foil borders all add to the beauty of this glorious, large-format reissue.
The Snow Queen
Find out why Elsa of 'Frozen' may be our fave Disney princess yet. Frozen is the biggest Disney animated smash in years, thanks in large part to one of its heroines, the lovely Snow Queen who started out as Princess Elsa. The film and its soundtrack are pretty massive and have worked in concert to reinvigorate a still-beloved storytelling brand. The hype shows no signs of dying down and is anchored by Princesses Anna and Elsa. Elsa is the big sis and has the show-stopping song "Let It Go" to her credit.
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It is a coming of age story, but it also deals with faith and science, good and evil, and some of its elements are loaded with allegorical meaning. The story type Andersen uses was already known to the Ancient Greeks and some of the characteristics of the Snow Queen herself can be traced back more than a thousand years ago, to the times of the heathen religion. She is called the sky god or the sky lady. But Loki managed to do it by tying one end of a cord around the beard of a goat and the other end to his testicles, drawing one another back and forth. In The Snow Queen , two ravens help Gerda during her journey; perhaps an unintentional reference to the pair of ravens that accompany the god Odin and travel throughout the world. In the Alps regions of Germany and Switzerland they still remember the winter goddess Perchta or Bertha.
The Snow Queen
Creatives at Disney toyed with the classic Hans Christian Andersen story back in the Snow White era, and then again in the Little Mermaid era, but only the success of Tangled made way for Frozen to finally happen. Take that, cynics. Kristen Bell helped give Anna a less standard "princess personality.
The tale was first published 21 December in New Fairy Tales. First Volume. Second Collection. Danish : Nye Eventyr. Anden Samling. The story is one of Andersen's longest and most highly acclaimed stories. It is regularly included in selected tales and collections of his work and is frequently reprinted in illustrated storybook editions for children.