When Kay is lured from his home by the beautiful, cruel Snow Queen, his friend Gerda sets out on an epic journey to rescue him. As she searches, she encounters a series of strangers to whom she relays her plight. Charmed by her story and her innocence, each of them helps Gerda, so that at last she is able to find the Snow Queen’s icy palace. But at the end of her epic journey, will Gerda manage to set Kay free?
- ISBN: 9780763632298
- Authors: Andersen, Hans Christian; Lewis, Naomi
- Illustrator: Birmingham, Christian
- Published: 2008, Candlewick
- Themes: Courage, Journey, Loyalty, Magic, quest, Rescues
- Descriptors: Denmark, Fantasy, Folklore and Fairy Tales, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Nordic, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9)
- No. of pages: 64