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The wares of the poor little match girl illuminate her cold world, bringing some beauty to her brief, tragic life....

Title : The Little Match Girl
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The Little Match Girl Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-05-18 00:31

    Den Lille Pige med Svovlstikkerne = The little match Girl, Hans Christian Andersen"The Little Match Girl" (Danish: Den Lille Pige med Svovlstikkerne, meaning "The little girl with the matchsticks") is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story, about a dying child's dreams and hope, was first published in 1845. It has been adapted to various media, including an animated short film, a television musical, and an animated virtual reality story called "Allumette". On a cold New Year's Eve, a poor, young girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is already shivering from cold and early hypothermia, and she is walking barefoot having lost her slippers. Still, she is too afraid to go home, because her father will beat her for not selling any matches, and also as the cracks in the house can't keep out the cold wind. The girl takes shelter in a nook or alley and sits down. The girl lights the matches to warm herself. In their glow she sees several lovely visions, starting with a stove, then a holiday feast where the goose almost jumps out at her, and then a Christmas tree larger than the one at the rich merchant's house. The girl looks skyward and sees a shooting star; she then remembers her dead grandmother saying that such a falling star means someone is dying and is going to Heaven. As she lights the next match, she sees a vision of her grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness. To keep the vision of her grandmother alive for as long as she can, the girl lights the entire bundle of matches at once. After running out of matches the child dies and her grandmother carries her soul to Heaven. The next morning, passers-by find the girl dead in the nook, frozen with a smile on her face, and guess the reason for the burnt-out matches beside her. They feel pity for her, although they had not shown kindness to her before her death. They have no way of knowing about the wonderful visions she saw before her death or how gloriously she and her grandmother are now celebrating the New Year in Heaven.عنوانها: دختر کبریت فروش؛ دخترک کبریت فروش؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و دوم ماه آکوست سال 1997 میلادیبا عنوان: دختر کبریت فروش؛ نویسنده: هانس کریستین اندرسن؛ مترجم: حسین امیری؛ تهران، شقایق، 1376؛ شابک: 9789649487953؛ در 127 ص؛ چاپ هفتم 1392؛مترجم: علی اتحاد؛ تهران، سپیده، 1380؛ شابک: 9645773318؛ در 12 ص چاپ چهارم 1385؛مترجم: مژده خسروان؛ تهران، اردیبهشت، 1381؛ در 12 ص؛ مترجم: لیلا خیامی؛ مشهد، ایران جوان، 1384؛ شابک:ایکس - 964899322؛ در 12 ص؛ مترجم: مریم عزیزی؛ گرافیست: مرجان کاظمی؛ قزوین، سایه گستر، 1385؛ در 12 ص، مصور؛ شابک: 9645020956؛ چاپ دوم 1389؛ مترجم: الهام حاجی باقری؛ تهران، مهرداد، 1385؛ شابک: 9648799245؛ در 12 ص؛ مترجم: فریدون فریاد؛ تهران، امیرکبیر، شکوفه، 1390؛ شابک: 9789643006877؛ در 34 ص؛ مترجم: بهاره خسروان؛ تهران،مشق هنر، 1390؛ در 22 ص؛ شابک: 9786006072111؛مترجم: مینا فرج زاده؛ تهران، گوهر اندیشه، 1392؛ در 8 ص؛ مترجم: آرزو رمضانی؛ قم ، سبط النبی، 1391، شابک: 9786005240900؛ در 12 ص، چاپ دیگر: تهران، آرمند، 1392؛ شابک: 9786006438412؛ در 12 ص؛ مترجم: پیام آزادفدا؛ تهران، مدیا، 1394؛ شابک: 9789648251043؛ در 12 صمترجم: علی محمدپور؛ همدان، پوپک نقره ای، 1393؛ در 12 ص، شابک: 9786009476121؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، ترجمان دانش، 1394؛ شابک: 9786007161104؛ در 12 صمترجم: مصطفی دوستی؛ تهران، لیدا، 1394؛ شابک: 9786004020060؛ در 12 صمترجم: مهدی علمباز؛ تهران، دلفین آبی، 1394؛ شابک: 9789648199697؛ در 12 صبا عنوان: دخترک کبریت فروش؛ مترجم: محمود جاوید؛ بی جا، جاویدان، در 36 صمترجم: مریم بینایی؛ تهران، قدیانی، بنفشه، چاپ هفتم 1375؛ در 24 ص؛ شابک: 9644411188؛ پاپ دهم 1380؛ دوازدهم 1381؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، فکربرتر، 1391؛ شابک: 9789646979567؛ در 48 ص؛مترجم: مهرداد مهرین؛ تهران، خشایار، 1380؛ در 12 ص؛ شابک: 9644411188؛مترجم: مژده خسروان؛ تهران، اردیبهشت، 1381؛ در 12 ص؛ مترجم: شقایق دادجو؛ تهران، اشاره دادجو، 1382؛ در 10 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، مسیردانشگاه، 1392؛ شابک: 9786006750040؛مترجم: امیررضا و زهرا خسروتاج؛ مشهد، گل آفتاب، 1383؛ در 12 ص؛ شابک: ایکس - 964559944؛ چاپ سوم 1384؛مترجم: محمدحسین ستاری؛ تهران، میامین، 1382؛ در 10 ص؛ چاپ دوم و سوم 1382؛ شابک: 9645904102؛مترجم: اکبر میرمظهر؛ تهران، کاتبان وحی، 1388؛ در 16 ص؛ چاپ دوم و سوم 1382؛ شابک: 9786009103775؛مترجم: شهاب الدین عباسی؛ تهران، مهاجر، 1391؛ در 32 ص، مصور؛ شابک: 9789642251230؛مترجم: گلایل دادجو؛ تهران، دادجو، 1391؛ در 14 ص، مصور؛ شابک: 9786005644180؛مترجم: محمد باران دوست؛ تهران، ریحانه، 1392؛ در 8 ص، مصور؛ شابک: 9786005475517؛مترجم: مجید محمدی؛ تهران، نویدان، 1392؛ در 142 ص، مصور؛ شابک: 9789645680594؛مترجم: شیرین سلیمانی؛ تهران، آبشن، 1394؛ در 12 ص، مصور؛ شابک: 9789645680594؛دخترک کبریت‌فروش؛ عنوان داستان کوتاهی از نویسنده و شاعر نامدار دانمارکی، هانس کریستیان آندرسن است که نخست بار در ماه دسامبر سال 1845 به چاپ رسید. این داستان دربارهٔ دخترک کبریت‌فروش فقیری است که در سرمای منجمدکنندهٔ شب سال نو، سعی دارد تا کبریت‌هایش را به مردمانی که مشغول خرید هستند بفروشد، اما کسی به او توجهی نمی‌کند، و او که در پایان شب یکه و تنها در خیابان تنها مانده با روشن کردن تک‌ تک کبریت‌ها و دیدن رویاهایش در نور آنها در گوشهٔ خیابان از سرما جان می‌سپارد. ا. شربیانی

  • Duane
    2019-05-06 21:38

    If there is a more heart wrenching story in all of literature, then you will have to show me, because I don't believe there is.

  • Melki
    2019-04-21 23:22

    Man, did my mother ever hate reading this one to me, but I couldn't get enough of it!Mom wanted so much to send me off to sleepyland with only smiley tales of princesses in frilly gowns who had happily-ever-afters, but my inner Wednesday Addams called out for this is dark, twisted tale of a doomed match seller. Perhaps my little girl-self enjoyed the romantic notion of dying alone and unloved on the street, but knowing me, it was probably some sort of schadenfruede. There I was, tucked into my warm and cozy bed, while my disturbed psyche chuckled uncontrollably at the story of another small girl who had things a whole hell of a lot worse. Though this tale seems grimmer than Grimm, it is actually from the pen of Hans Christian Andersen. And, I didn't remember this bit from when my mom read the story to me:She did not dare go home, for she had sold no matches, nor earned even one penny. If she should return home her father would surely give her a beating.Harsh! Though, that does explain a lot . . .This version features Blair Lent's gray, bleak illustrations which seem tailor-made for this dreariest of tales.My advice to wayward little girls who find themselves alone, freezing, and hungry whilst possessing a bundle of matches? Try ARSON, baby! Set the lord mayor's house ablaze! You'll be warm for a while, and at least in the workhouse there'll be gruel.

  • Carol
    2019-05-13 17:37

    First published in 1845.......Yep, 1845, and I'd never even heard of it. Well, take my word for it, this very sad short story of The Little Match Girl will rip your heart right out!

  • Starjustin
    2019-05-15 18:33

    A beautiful story when looked at with a positive thought. Loved this book and would highly recommend it for all to take the time to read.

  • MohammedAli
    2019-05-09 17:21

    في ذلك الركن المنسي من العالم..في ذلك الركن البارد و المظلم..تجلس طفلة بائسة و حيدة..تصارع الحياة..بسلاح البراءة..بسلاح الضعف و الهوان..بسلاح الأحلام الصافية النقية . من ذلك الركن تنادي و تناجي العالم كبريت..كبريت..من يشتري مني الكبريت...قصة " بائعة الكبريت " واحدة من أشهر القصص القصيرة في العالم..فالكل تقريبا قد شاهد هذه القصة على شكل رسوم متحركة أو فلم مقتبس أو حكاية تشبهها و مأخوذة عنها .

  • Rebbie
    2019-05-14 21:24

    Wow, does this little book pack a punch. It only took a few minutes to read and absorb, but I'll spend a lifetime thinking about it.

  • Rain ~miss kinky knickers~
    2019-05-14 21:45

    I simply cannot bring myself to rate this.It's one of those bedtime stories from my childhood, that were read to me repeatedly, and that stayed carved in my memory for good.Only, this particular one is kind of an issue for me.When you're a kid - three or four years old - you're bound to enjoy the numerous fairy tales, and think about... well, fairies, and princes, and frogs, and villains, and magic, and God knows what else. And it's great. Almost everything is great at that age, but still...Anyway, one of the reasons I loved this story so much is the happy ending. Want me to pass that by you again? Here it goes.The happy ending.Would you believe that? I've actually spent sixteen years of my life convinced that this little girl's Grandma really showed up out of nowhere, took the girl with her to some safe, warm, lovely place, and that this little girl lived happily...Got it?It wasn't until someone accidentally mentioned this story, and I said how much I love it, that my wake-up call came. This girl was like: "How can you love it, when that poor little girl froze to death?". Oh, boy. Was that a moment of truth.I even had to make myself read it all over again, after so many years, just to make sure that was it. She died. She truly died.And, I couldn't believe in fairy tales anymore. How can I, when there's a little girl freezing to death in one? That is not a fairy tale. It should be forbidden by law to let a poor child die in the cold, and read it like some joyful thing along with all the Brothers Grimm work.Now, I'm just kind of fascinated how my mind re-wrote the ending, and kept it a happy one for all those years. So, there you have it. I love this story - happy end or not. And I hate this story. With all my heart. And, I sincerely wish someone will eventually decide to put it in the YA section. It's still not something I'd use for a bedtime-fairy-tale reading.

  • Huda Aweys
    2019-05-06 20:43

    Every time I read it I can not really prevent myself from crying it's not just a tale for children it is deeper than that and really afford meaning, many novels of famous writers does not affordكل مرة باقرأها بابكى :( ..، دى موش مجرد حكايه للاطفال ، بجد قصة معبرة و اعمق و اكبر معنى و جملة من روايات لكتير من الادباء العالميين

  • Mischenko
    2019-05-13 23:48

    A beautifully written Christmas book for children, yet so sad. It's still one of our Christmas favorites.

  • Manny
    2019-05-02 16:29

    I think I first read it, in English, when I was about seven, but I only just got around to looking at the Danish original. If it doesn't bring tears to your eyes, then your heart is truly of stone.

  • Mohsin Maqbool
    2019-04-28 17:38

    HANS Christian Andersen writes beautiful fairy/folk tales. Not all of them have "she/they lived happily ever after" endings. However, they have realistic endings which is what exactly make them all the more beautiful."The Little Match Girl" is a tale about a poor little girl trying to sell matches so as to make a living. She is doing so on a freezing winter night. She is without a sweater or a jacket or a woolen coat to keep herself warm. Not a single person feels sorry for her and buys any of her matches. Some people even shoo her away. We human beings can be so heartless at times. Oh! We can have a heart at times, but it is more like a stone at times. Unhappiness and suffering is a part of life, and sometimes there is no escape from it.A countless number of films have been made on Mr. Anderson's tale. Here is the latest animated version. Enjoy!Not a single person felt sorry for her and bought any of her matches. Some people even shooed her away. We human beings can be so heartless at times. Sadness and suffering is a part of life, and sometimes there is no escape from it.Maybe you will like the story better now. Enjoy!

  • Jean
    2019-05-02 23:39

    The Little Match Girl or in a literal translation "The little girl with the matchsticks", is a short story by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, which was first published in 1845. Illustration by Hans Christian Andersen's original illustrator, Vilhelm PedersenThe story starts on a bitterly cold New Year's Eve, as a poor little girl wanders the streets barefoot, trying to sell matches. She doesn't want to go home without having sold any, for fear her father might beat her. She sits down in a sheltered corner away from the snow, and sits down to rest.The little girl starts to light the matches one after another, in an attempt to warm her hands. After each match, she sees a different beautiful scene, once of a wonderful feast with all kinds of delicious foods set out on the table, and another time of a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. The girl looks towards the sky and sees a shooting star, suddenly remembering something her grandmother told her. Her grandmother had told her that a shooting star was a portent for someone dying and going to heaven. (view spoiler)[As she lights the next match, she sees her grandmother close to her. She does not want this vision to fade like the others as her grandmother was the only person who ever loved her, and treated her kindly. So the little match girl strikes one match after another, to keep the vision of her grandmother alive for as long as she can. When she has no more matches left her grandmother takes her and flies up to heaven. The girl's body is found the next morning; the poor little match girl had died of hypothermia. The passers-by who find the child's body feel sorry for her, although nobody had ever shown kindness to her while she was still alive.Given Hans Christian Andersen's beliefs, he intended this to be a happy ending. Whatever the little match girl had suffered on Earth, he showed that it would be ended when she died. Then she would be happy at last, with her grandmother, and with God in Heaven. This story, about a dying child's hopes and dreams,(hide spoiler)] has been adapted numerous times, in every media imaginable. Perhaps this is because it is such a slight piece, full of pathos, and able to be expanded in many ways. Some versions nowadays change the ending, (view spoiler)[ so that the little match girl is rescued from the freezing cold. In these versions she is given good food, warm clothing, and a soft bed, by kind people who feel pity for her (hide spoiler)].The story has seeped into the public's consciousness over the decades, and for this reason rates 3 stars, although it really seems more like a tableaux than a story.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • علي الماجد
    2019-05-17 16:48

    من القصص المؤثرة التي تبكي من يقرأها . اختزلت قسوة زوجة الاب و المجتمع و البرودة في جسد هذة الطفلة البريئةهكذا يجب ان تكتب القصص القصيرةايجازصوروصفو نهاية غير متوقعةفي الحقيقة لا ذكر متى قرأتها و لكن يستحيل ان انساها و هنا عبقرية الكاتب الفذ. قالوا حكماء العرب خير الكلام من قل ودل واقول خير القصص ما اوصل فكرة باقل احرف. في هذا الايام اصبح الكتاب يتبارزن فيما بينهم في عدد الصفحات وليس في المحتوىو هذا يشكل عبء كبير على القارىء ان يفهم مغزى القصة الا ان تكون القصة بلا هدف اساسا سوى نحر رقاب الاشجار

  • Dem
    2019-05-10 18:39

    Beautiful but heartbreaking Christmas tale.

  • FrancoSantos
    2019-04-24 18:26

    Una linda historia. Triste y revuelve sentimientos a pesar de su corta extensión. Si tienen unos minutos libres, este relato es ideal para ocuparlos.

  • AhmedEjaz
    2019-05-16 18:24

    ===========3 STARS (~__~)===========I was feeling very pity for the protagonist while reading this. This was one of the saddest short story I have ever read. *BRIEF OVERVIEWThis is the story of a poor girl who is trying to sell matches at the last day of the year (obviously it is very cold). She has nothing to cover her from cold and her slippers has been lost also. She takes refuge between the space of two houses. As she is feeling very cold so, she lights a match to seek warmth. Every time she lights a match something special happens and stops in-between except one thing (that would be a spoiler if I tell you, sorry!) as the match burns-out.*THINGS I LIKED (^__^)- The writing style, that was awesome awesome hundred times awesome!- The protagonist, she was very captivating.- The scenes, one word: WOW!*THING I DIDN'T LIKE (-__-)- The ending, that was the worst ending I have ever read. First off, author attached us with protagonist and then he broke our hearts in such a cruel way I couldn't explain. (please! don't open spoiler if you don't want to know about the ending. I just mentioned it to tell you why I hate it.) (view spoiler)[He killed her -_- for nothing! (hide spoiler)]*FINAL THOUGHTS I wasn't expecting this ending ugh! (I can't stop cursing it). Author should do something happy. How can you do such a thing with a poor? It's inhumanity, I think. *RECOMMENDATIONI recommend this story to those who want a very very upset ending. I bet you will be so feeling sad after reading this.Now, for serious a recommendation, I highly recommend this story to children below 10.*NOTEI gave this story 3 stars just for the "things I liked", if those weren't there I think that was the worst story I have every read and I would have given negative rating.I hope you like my review if you don't then please! point out my mistakes I would be happy to see!Thanks for your attention!*WHERE TO READ IT Just click the below link and happy reading!CLICK ME!

  • Stina
    2019-04-27 23:27

    I don't know how it is in your country, but in Sweden, you grow up with, whether you like it or not, two different authors: Astrid Lindgren and H.C Andersen. You don't have a choice. You'll see all the Lindgren movies, and Pippi Longstocking will be read to you (at least) twice before you can even walk. You'll fall asleep to The Princess And The Pea, and you'll cry when you see one of those animated versions of The Ugly Duckling. You'll quote a character from Emil i Lönneberga daily, and you'll talk about how your friend's father auditioned for the part of Emil when he grew up.Or was it just me?Anyways, to get to my point; if you grew up in Sweden, you have read this book. It isn't even a big deal, his stuff is everywhere; you read this in school, you see an animated version on tv, your mother will read it to you as you go to sleep. It's first when you read it again when you're older that you can really take in how moving a story can be. I had probably read or seen this at least a dozen times before I really realized how beautiful it was/is. You can't really go wrong with a short story of Andersen's (or Astrid Lindgren's, for that matter). Maybe I'm biased because the authors were shoved in my face before I could hold up my head by myself, but I still love it.

  • Sadia Mansoor
    2019-05-03 19:29

    Such a sad, heart - breaking ending... wasn't expecting it :'(

  • Kandice
    2019-05-15 17:28

    *Crosses right hand over heart* Hi! My name is Kandice and I am a Scholastic junkie... You know, those flimsy, newspapery catalogues with all the cool, discounted books in them that teachers send home with their students? Yeeeesssssss! ILLLLLLOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEE Scholastic! I loved Scholastic when I was a kid and recently rekindled my love when I became a mom. I noticed a parent with one at a play centre and attacked her, “Where did you get those!?!?!” She pointed to a huge stack close by, “Right over there.” That’s when I heard cheesy music and suddenly, I was in a meadow, running in slow-mo to the pile of Scholastic magazines.Each month I grab a copy from various age groups and wait until nap time to pour over them. The mood is always perfect too; toddler is sleeping, kitchen is clean (sometimes), coffee is microwaved, and I have a nice pen to mark my order. SIGH!!A few weeks ago, I noticed The Little Match Girl in a December issue. I thought, “OMG, I loooooved that book when I was a little girl, even though it was kinda sad.” I remembered a librarian at my school reading it to us in either grade 1 or 2. Once the story finished, we were all like,(view spoiler)[ “Oh, she died? That’s so sad! Read it again!!” And so our librarian did. (hide spoiler)] We read it many times over the year with our teacher as well. Flash-forward to 2014… So I thought to myself, “I don’t want to buy this book, I’ll get it from the library instead.” And that’s what I did tonight. Brought it home, read it, and was like, “WTH!?!?! Why would our teacher read this to us???” Normally, I issue 5 stars for all the books on my “Childhood favourites” shelf, but I can’t for this one. I’m not even sure what to rate it. Yeah, the illustrations are beautiful and the story is well-written, I guess -- it’s Hans Christian Andersen for crying out loud! But talk about depressing for a children’s book. Maybe it was appropriate for kids in, say 1845, the year it was written. But today’s kids? I don’t know. It’s certainly not for students in primary grades.

  • Gözen Durmus
    2019-04-22 18:37

    Başlarda iyiydi, hoştu ama şu kızın donarak öldüğü bölüm iyiki çocukluğumun güzide çağlarına gelmedi. Benim için yıkım olurdu.

  • Ruqayah Abbas
    2019-04-27 18:32

    This book need to have more body which in the introduction was so nice and smooth but body of the story was not...!If the author focus on some elements such as alive the character more, try to have strong conclusion the book will be better plus everyone will understand the message clearly. (◕‿◕✿) The book title is really strong but the content not that much!

  • Labijose
    2019-04-23 19:44

    An unforgettable tale, well known all around the globe, but sad!!!!

  • Mia Prasetya
    2019-05-08 00:32

    Bagi angkatan 80’an seperti saya di mana jaman SD bacaan hanya berkisar donal bebek, komik Nina dan kumpulan dongeng tentunya nama Hans Christian Andersen melekat kuat di ingatan kita. Kisah tragis gadis korek api, cinta putri duyung yang bertepuk sebelah tangan, perjalanan hidup gadis mungil Thumbelina adalah beberapa karyanya yang sangat terkenal dan sudah diterjemahkan dalam berbagai bahasa di dunia.Kali ini penerbit Atria mengemas 10 kisah H.C. Andersen dalam satu kumpulan dongeng yang diantaranya Kisah Cinta Putri Duyung Kecil, Angsa-Angsa Liar, Sang Putri Sejati, Thumbelina, Burung Bulbul, Gadis Korek Api, Ratu Salju, Baju Baru Kaisar, Kisah Rembulan dan yang terakhir Anak Itik Buruk Rupa. Favorit saya gadis korek api,kisah singkat gadis miskin yang hidupnya berakhir karena kedinginan di malam tahun baru. Tragis, sedih tapi entah bagaimana ada nuansa kelegaan dan kegembiraan di sana saat sang gadis bersua dengan arwah neneknya di atas sana. Cerita lain yang juga saya suka adalah kisah cinta putri duyung, sayangnya bayangan Ariel yang hidup happily ever after tak mampu ditepis saat saya membaca kisah yang kisahnya berbeda 180 derajat dari cerita asli karangan Andersen.Nuansa kelam kerap membayangi dongeng-dongeng Andersen, yang mana awalnya saya merasa aneh juga. Dongeng yang identik dengan story telling dengan target pembaca anak-anak kenapa malah identik dengan nuansa suram. Mau tak mau saya menggoogling kisah hidup H.C. Andersen. Pantas saja. Ternyata perjalanan hidup Andersen yang lahir tahun 1805 bisa dibilang tidak mudah, bakkan cenderung kesepian dan penuh dengan kepahitan. Andersen lahir di keluarga miskin, sang ibu bekerja sebagai buruh dan ayahnya hanya pembuat sepatu miskin dan buta huruf. Khayalannya berkembang sedari kecil karena ibunya sering bercerita tentang dongeng rakyat dan ayahnya yang kerap membawa Andersen menonton sandiwara. Yatim piatu pada usia muda, Andersen bekerja serabutan sampai suatu kali ia bertemu raja Denmark Frederik VI yang kemudian membiayai Andersen sekolah bahasa. Happy ending? Jangan salah karena di sekolah Andersen malah menjadi korban ejekan teman-temannya, selain karena usianya yang terpaut jauh dengan teman sekelasnya, Andersen ternyata pengidap dyslexia. Tamat dari sana, Andersen mengenyam studi di Kopenhagen dan mulai meneruskan hobinya menulis. Kisah cintanya mirip dengan si putri duyung cilik, bertepuk sebelah tangan malah sampai pada akhir hidupnya Andersen tidak menikah sama sekali. Ia meninggal pada tahun 1874 karena sakit.Every man’s life is a fairy tale, written by God’s fingers, once he said. Mungkin hanya dengan khayalannya dan dengan menulis ia bisa melupakan semua kisah sedih yang terjadi dalam hidupnya. Ia menulis dengan penuh perasaan dan bisa jadi karena itu jugalah dongeng karyanya tak lekang oleh waktu dan masih dapat saya nikmati walaupun sudah lewat ratusan tahun lewat. Luar biasa. Bahkan beberapa waktu lalu Google juga memperingati hari lahirnya dengan doodle Thumbelina selama lima hari berturut-turut.Bintang 4 untuk keseluruhan cerita dan cover indah hasil karya @curutsalto. Saat nulis review ini saya baru memperhatikan lagi covernya, ternyata latar dari sketsa gadis korek api juga seakan-akan ada tetesan darah baik di sampul depan maupun belakang. Gothic, tragic yet so beautiful!PS. Kenapa dongeng jaman dulu yang identik dengan anak-anak nuansanya horor bin gothic begini ya? Perasaan cerita dari Grimm bersaudara juga gelap bahkan lebih sadis. Jadi inget diskusi dongeng di thread goodreads yang ternyata serem-serem ceritanya :pPS lagi, dongen Ratu Salju yang berkisah tentang 2 anak Kay dan Gerda entah kenapa terkesan sangat familiar, sepertinya dulu pernah dibawakan dalam kaset Sanggar Cerita kalau tidak salah. Ring a bell anyone?

  • Farah Cook
    2019-05-11 23:37

    This books will make you cry!!!H.C. ANDERSEN'S LOVE ADVENTURE gathers the most beautiful, most romantic, but also the most tragic and sad stories about love in all its many forms: between sweethearts, husbands and wives, parents and children.This book is one of many that's tragic and beautiful at the same time!

  • Amina - أمينَة.
    2019-04-30 17:33

    "and both flew in brightness and in joy so high, so very high, and then above was neither cold, nor hunger, nor anxiety.. they were with God" poor little match girl, it brought me so much memories of my childhood. and i remember i used to cry. it's not only a random story, you can't just read it and not get touched by it.

  • نرگس
    2019-05-21 19:39

    A proof for this fact that fairy tales are much different with their uncle-Walt's-happily-ever-after versions. They mostly are sad, cruel, unfair.

  • Ritika Gupta
    2019-05-09 20:47

    Children stories cannot be this sad :-|"and both flew in brightness and in joy so high, so very high, and then above was neither cold, nor hunger, nor anxiety.. they were with God".

  • Taija
    2019-05-05 20:23

    They don’t write children’s stories like this anymore, that’s for sure. The thought of a child dying leaves people heart heavy so that doesn’t make for popular children stories anymore. However. I like that this story highlights the beauty of being with God after we die.

  • Ladan
    2019-04-26 20:40

    مصداق بارز کودک آزاری...من چقدر غصه خوردم, چقدر اشک ریختم واسه این کتاب...انصافا مناسب این گروه سنی نیست....