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Thumbelina
by Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrated by Kelly Vivanco
AGES: 6 to 9
PAGES: 48
SIZE: 9 x 12 in
RIGHTS: World
PRICES: $17.95 U.S.
higher in Canada
HARDCOVER: 9781927018736

Thumbelina is as pretty and delicate as the flower she was born in, and no bigger than her mother’s thumb. She grows older, but no taller in their happy home until she awakens one morning to a terrible surpise: an ugly mother toad has kidnapped her and wants Thumbelina to marry her even more awful toad son. So begins Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story of hardship, adventure, and friendship in a wild and wonderous world filled with helpful fish, braggy June bugs, and a mysterious mole. Thumbelina may be small, but her life is full of big adventures in this beautiful picture book illustrated with the modern paintings of Kelly Vivanco.