The Snow Queen and Other Stories
Read by Clare Corbett
The Snow Queen is one of Andersen’s most affecting stories. Little Kay is enticed away from his home by the Snow Queen who traps him in her palace in the cold far north. His loyal friend Gerda goes on a long and dangerous journey, overcoming many obstacles to rescue him. Presented alongside this classic children’s story are four other entertaining and moving tales from the imagination of Hans Christian: The Leap-Frog, The Old House, The Snowman and The Daisy.
Running Time: 2 h 4 m
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ISBN: 978-184-379-871-2 Digital ISBN: 978-184-379-872-9 Cat. no.: NA0189 CD RRP: $17.98 USD Download size: 32 MB
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Narrator Clare Corbett elegantly delivers each fairy tale in this collection featuring The Snow Queen, Andersens’s most beloved tale. Each is punctuated by enchanting classical music. When young Gerda’s friend, Kai, is spirited away by the Snow Queen, she travels far and wide to rescue him. Corbett flawlessly handles each child as well as the many adults, birds, and animals Gerda meets. In The Old House, Corbett is particularly moving as a lonely old man, a kind child, and an emotional pewter soldier. The Leap Frog offers a lively flea, grasshopper, and princess, but most impressive is the stately voice of the king. These sublime stories demonstrate why audio is an ideal vehicle for a young audience to enjoy literature.