Gerda and Kay are the best of friends. They live across an alley from each other and happily chat, play, and tend their lovely rose garden. The children are happy until tragedy strikes Kay. His eye and heart are pierced with fragments of a mirror, and the loving boy Gerda knew vanishes. The Snow Queen has put him under her spell and taken him to her palace of snow and ice. It is up to Gerda to find him and bring him home to the love that awaits him.
In this timeless storybook, Ken Setterington has captured the haunting beauty of the classic tale of love’s ability to conquer the coldest, most damaged heart. The book is illustrated with the delicate traditional cut paper art of scherenschnitt
, which Hans Christian Andersen himself practiced.
Storyteller and librarian Ken Setterington
was born in Toronto. He worked with CUSO in Nigeria for two years and now is the Children and Youth Advocate for Toronto Library Services. He was honored by the Association of Canadian Publishers as the Outstanding Public Librarian for the year 2000. The Snow Queen
is his first book.Nelly and Ernst Hofer
learned the folk art of scherenschnitt
in their native Switzerland. They live on a dairy farm in Perth County, Ontario with their two children. Their first book was Silent Night: The Song from Heaven
by Linda Granfield.