The Little Match Girl: New Year's Eve Story

Iesypenko Andrii
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The Little Match Girl (Danish: Den Lille Pige med Svovlstikkerne, meaning "The little girl with the matchsticks") is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story, about a dying child's dreams and hope, was first published in 1845.

On a cold New Year's Eve, a poor, young girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is already shivering from cold and early hypothermia, and she is walking barefoot having lost her two large slippers that had belonged to her mother. Still, she is too afraid to go home, because her father will beat her for not selling any matches, and also as the many cracks in their shack can't keep out the cold wind. The girl takes shelter in a corner formed by two house projected further out into street... 

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About the author

Illustrator and author of numerous of kids’ books, Oksana Ignaschenko, was born on Septemper 5, 1960 in Kiev. In 1984 she graduated from National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture. The member of the National Union of Artists and the participant of international exhibitions.

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Iesypenko Andrii
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Published on
Nov 14, 2018
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Pages
22
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Language
English
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