Friday, October 14, 2016

The Friday 56 (80) The Snow Queen by Hans Christain Andersen, illustrated by Sanna Annukka

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
24385896Synopsis from Goodreads...

Hans Christian Andersen's magical tale of friendship and adventure is retold through the beautiful and intricate illustrations of Finnish-English illustrator Sanna Annukka. Cloth-bound in deep blue, with silver foil embellishments, The Snow Queen is a unique work of art.

Sanna Annukka is familiar to many from her collaborations with Marimekko and her artwork for Keane's album, Under the Iron Sea. For her second book project, she illustrates Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale, The Snow Queen...
"The boxes were very high, and the children knew that they were not to climb about them, but they were often allowed to take their little stools out on the roof under the roses, where they had a wonderful time playing together."The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Sanna Annukka
Comments: This is one classic I've been meaning to read for a long time. I finally got a copy last week. This quote comes from page 6, since 56 was too far into the story, almost at the end (the book is very short).

What classics have you recently read?


21 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure my mum read the Snow Queen to me when I was little. I'm reading Of Mice and Men at the moment, alice's adventures in wonderland, also The Pit and the Pendulum :)

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    1. I actually enjoyed the Snow Queen a lot. And, I hope you enjoy Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It's one of my favorite classics. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend! :-)

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  2. Sounds like some well behaved children.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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    1. It is! Sanna Annukka's illustrations are gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend! :-)

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  4. I've never read the Snow Queen. I just discovered your blog through this week's link-up and I definitely want to look around. Great post!

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    1. This is the first time I've read The Snow Queen, and I liked it a lot. Thanks for stopping by the blog, enjoy your weekend! :D

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  5. This book sounds delightful....thanks for sharing, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. I have just started seeing this around it looks beautiful

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  7. I have to admit that I haven't read any classics lately - I haven't read this book either - I do like the 56 and like the idea of the entire book being illustrated - thanks for visiting my Friday meme earlier

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  8. Nice classic choice this week! Not a story I've read, but I have read The Princess and the Pea, plus others I cannot recall right now. P & P was one of my favorites though as a child. :-)
    Happy weekend!

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    1. The Princess and the Pea is a story that I want to eventually read. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend! :D

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  9. The cover is so intriguing. I don't think I've read the original tale of this one. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The Snow Queen is definitely an interesting tale, and I'm glad that I finally read the original. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend! :-)

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  11. It's been ages since I've read The Snow Queen... :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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