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Dark Tales: The Snow Queen: A Graphic Novel

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Follow Gerda on an adventure to find her friend Kay, who has been taken by the Snow Queen!

2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner in Graphic Novels
Seven vignettes in a graphic novel format make up Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen, which depicts the struggle between good and evil. More than 100 pages of illustrated action and adventure await! A d
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ebook, 128 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by Canterbury Classics (first published 2018)
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Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
So I haven't read the original Snow Queen so I don't have any clue what they might have changed to make this a dark tale except maybe the little demons at the beginning who wanted to create a mirror that lets you see your true self. It gets busted and shards fall onto earth creating discord. 

In this version it's about Gerda and her friend Kay. They have heard the tells of the Snow Queen and Kay thinks he seen her one night but nobody believes him, then he gets a shard in his eye that turns him g
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Jessica
Although I've read many iterations of the traditional tale of The Snow Queen, it continues to be a story that has a special spot in my heart. I love the concept of a friendship so deep, and so pure, that nothing can keep them apart. I've also always loved the fact that this is the type of story where a girl rescues a boy, rather than the other way around! So, it's no surprise that I was so eager to read this graphic novel take on this beloved story.

Sadly, I didn't love it as much as I wanted to.
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Sara (sarabara081)
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!
This is one tale I'm not too familiar with the original content. There's a little introduction that talks about the original and some of the differences this graphic novel has. I thought it was an interesting story, very quick so you don't get to know the characters too much but a true adventure for Gerda as she searches for her missing friend who was taken by the Snow Queen. The graphics felt very inviting for kids, my own picking it up to thumb through it a few times even. I definite
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Gmr
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though this was a tale I was only vaguely familiar with in its entirety, I was able to see so many other stories that were influenced by this original as I read. Gerda was one special girl and Kay was lucky to have her on his side because there are not many that would go through so much with so little promise of a happy end. Also, can I just say I really liked the reindeer? He was a bright spot for me despite the terrible circumstances in which he meets Gerda, and believe me with the evil start ...more
Gretchen
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
The Dark Tales series, published by Canterbury Classics, is a collection of four graphic novels, each a new version of an old classic. The series includes two fairy tales, a Sherlock Holmes story, and one of H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous works. Each graphic novel begins with an introduction explaining the origin of the story and the illustrator’s interpretation, in addition to a dramatis personae (“persons of the drama”), which includes an illustration of each character. This is particularly help ...more
Jessica (a GREAT read)
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in way compensated for this review.

The next Dark Tales graphic novel I received was The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen and illustrated by Emilie Majarian. It’s been a very long time since I read the original The Snow Queen, but I do remember some bits and pieces of it. So I can’t really say how much creativity and differences were taken with this story version. I felt like it followed the origina
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Krisi Amey
This was fine. It was a very quick one sitting read. The art was nice - but I didn't appreciate some of the liberties they admittedly took. I feel like if you were going to get excited about something - the fact that you made the queen more animal like wouldn't have been my go to.
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Hans Christian Andersen (often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen) 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.

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