A lavishly illustrated retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, in honor of his bicentenary, this is the powerful and haunting classic tale of the one-legged tin soldier who falls in love with a proud dancer. Valiantly enduring various trials, the soldier remains steadfast until the end.
About the Author
Marcia Brown, one of the most honored illustrators in children’s literature, is a three-time Caldecott Medalist and six-time Caldecott Honor illustrator, as well as winner of the Children’s Literature Legacy Award (formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award) for the body of her work. She lives in Laguna Hills, California.
Date of Birth:April 2, 1805
Date of Death:August 4, 1875
Place of Birth:Odense, Denmark
Place of Death:Copenhagen, Denmark
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This could be a lesson for treat people nicely who are diffrent. The soldier had only one leg and was given a hard time for it but he stayed polite and brave even though his life wasn't going as he hoped.
Naomi Lewis's storyteller's quality translation and Lynch's beautiful and dramatic paintings make this a superb edition, none better. Get this for your 2-4th graders, both girls and boys. Adventure and - true love!
If you aren't ready to give your child un necessary concern's beware. The story is sweet but sad. The illustration is wonderful, The story is great, unfortunately my son wasn't ready. Great for children 8 and above.