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Name The Little Match Girl
Suggested Grade P6
Author Hans Christian Andersen
Author's Background "Hans Christian Andersen (often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories—called eventyr, or ""fairy-tales""—express themes that transcend age and nationality. Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. Some of his most famous fairy tales include ""The Little Mermaid"", ""The Ugly Duckling"", ""The Nightingale"", ""The Emperor's New Clothes"" and many more. His stories have inspired plays, ballets, and both live-action and animated films."
Publisher Oxford University Press
Category English
Description It’s a cold winter’s day, and a poor little girl can’t sell any of her matches to people in the street. She can’t go home with no money. But how can she stay warm? That 31st December, the little match girl sees rich people’s homes, Christmas trees, and wonderful things to eat. She remembers also her kind grandmother – now sadly dead. Can the New Year make things any better for the poor young girl?

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