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A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale about the wicked Snow Queen’s attempt to kidnap a boy in the frozen north. Beautifully and atmospherically illustrated by Alan Marks, winner of the Carnegie Medal. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence. Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.

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Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746060025
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Hardback + CD
ISBN: 9780746081020
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Retold by Lesley Sims
Alan Marks

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