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Matchless: A Christmas Story

Matchless: A Christmas Story

  • Title: Matchless: A Christmas Story
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  • ISBN : 9780061913013
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 112 pages


With Matchless, Gregory Maguire has reinvented the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Little Match Girl for a new time and new audiences Originally asked by National Public Radio to write an original story with a Christmas theme, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and A Lion Among Men was once again inspired by the fairy tales we all loved in childhood and h With Matchless, Gregory Maguire has reinvented the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Little Match Girl for a new time and new audiences Originally asked by National Public Radio to write an original story with a Christmas theme, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and A Lion Among Men was once again inspired by the fairy tales we all loved in childhood and he composed a poignant and enchanting tale of transcendence A lovely and beautifully illustrated gift, Matchless places Andersen s pitiful waif in the august company of Maguire s previously re imagined Snow White Mirror, Mirror , Cinderella Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister , and, of course, the Wicked Witch and other denizens of Oz


Author Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children s stories such as L Frank Baum s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked He received his Ph.D in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A from the State University of New York at Albany He was a professor and co director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children




Matchless: A Christmas Story Reviews (31)

  • If revival is to music and remake is to movies, retelling is to stories.Now I know what my two friends here in Goodreads have been ranting to me whenever I see them They both love reading retelling of children s books One is even planning to write retellings of known Filipino fa [..]

  • I picked MATCHLESS as a quick read Before I read this really quick read, I read the original story After that I read MATCHLESS When I first started reading the story, I thought that the little match girl had been replaced by a boy named Frederik, since in the first chapter his family has an issue wi [..]

  • What an awful story Though the original The Little Match Girl was depressing, at least it provided social commentary and had a moral to it This this is just bad.Matchless focuses on the tale of Frederick At the beginning one might think Frederick is Maguire s substitute for the little match g [..]

  • I know it s still too far away for Christmas for me to be reading this book, but since I ve been experiencing some down time in the office today, I decided to find a quick read just to clear the cobwebs off my head Luckily, my copy thanks, Kuya Doni is sitting on my office table, so I picked it up a [..]

  • Grim, but good Review to come. [..]

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