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  • Published: 9 September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780803728127
  • Imprint: Dial
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40

Thumbelina



It's not easy being small, but in Brad Sneed's lovely new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina, at least life is full of adventure. Soon after being born from a fiery red flower, Thumbelina is kidnapped from home and pursued by many suitors, including a horrible toad, a bumbling beetle, and a grumpy mole--until the plucky heroine finds a true love who fits her just right. Sneed's rich, detailed watercolors are a true standout, illustrating the animals and natural world with remarkable realism and vibrancy. The story, lighthearted and lively, has a simple text that keeps the elegant flavor of the original tale, yet is perfect for a picture book audience. Brad Sneed's fresh look at a well-loved fairy tale is simply sumptuous!

  • Published: 9 September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780803728127
  • Imprint: Dial
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40

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