Years ago, now, I read the folk stories of Hans Christian Anderson to my two youngest. Storytime included The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl, The Princess and the Pea, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and… The Snow Queen.
First published in 1845, The Snow Queen centers on the struggle between good and evil as taken on by a little boy and girl, Kay and Gerda.
Below are the seven stories of the Snow Queen (audio and pdf).
First Story: Which Treats of a Mirror and of the Splinters
Second Story: A little Boy and a Little Girl
Third Story: Of the Flower-Garden at the Old Woman’s Who Knew the Art of Sorcery
Fourth Story: The Prince and Princess
Fifth Story: The Little Robber Maiden
Sixth Story: The Lapland Woman and the Finland Woman
Seventh Story” What Took Place in the
Palace of the Snow Queen, and What Happened Afterward