Have you ever had someone you love get lost? To what length would you go to melt that person’s cold heart? And to what extent would you travel to take the splinter of glass from your loved one’s eye?
Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen
The movie Frozen is whimsical, sweet, and good-natured with amazing music. While the movie is nice and I have to give it credit for inspiring us to read The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, it is a shadow of the book at best. While the movie is more romantic, still keeping the theme of sacrifice, the original story is very Christian. It would be a fun study to get both the book and the movie and do a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the two. (Download your Free Venn Diagram by clicking here.) It also will help your children realize that movies usually are not as good as the books they are based on!
Andersen’s language is so beautiful and precious- almost holy. His imagery touches the heart and “warms the soul.” Anyone who has loved someone who has been lost and would go to any length to rescue that person will understand the very crux of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.
We loved this story of redemption so very much. It brings to life new hope that any soul corrupted and gone cold can be warmed by love and once again gain clear sight. For a more in depth summary read A Cozy and Cautionary Winter Fairy Tale.
So very deeply did this story warm my heart that I couldn’t resist making The Snow Queen copywork. I carefully selected parts of the story which I felt were most beautiful in language and meaning. Please enjoy!
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