Matchless: An Illumination of Hans Christian Andersen’s Classic The Little Match Girl

Gregory Maguire

Matchless: An Illumination of Hans Christian Andersen's Classic  The Little Match Girl
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Matchless: An Illumination of Hans Christian Andersen’s Classic The Little Match Girl

Gregory Maguire

With Matchless, Gregory Maguire has reinvented the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Little Match Girl for a new time and new audiences. Originally asked by National Public Radio to write an original story with a Christmas theme, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and A Lion Among Men was once again inspired by the fairy tales we all loved in childhood-and he composed a poignant and enchanting tale of transcendence. A lovely and beautifully illustrated gift, Matchless places Andersen’s pitiful waif in the august company of Maguire’s previously re-imagined Snow White (Mirror, Mirror), Cinderella (Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister), and, of course, the Wicked Witch and other denizens of Oz.

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