The little match girl strikes back / Emma Carroll ; illuminated by Lauren Child.
"Bridie works hard to feed her family, selling matches on the streets of Victorian London. After an incident leaves her with only three matches left, the magical strike of each one sees her tumble into visions of a brighter future. Realizing she has the power to change her own fortune, Bridie leads the match factory workers out on strike, achieving the remarkable through their unity and courage."-- Front jacket flap.
- ISBN: 9781536233353 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 1536233358 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 198 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
- Edition: First US edition.
- Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2023.
- Copyright: ©2022
Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Chapter One : The borrowed slippers : Chapter Two : Goose -- Chapter Three : The factory of nightmares Chapter Four : The slipper stealer -- Chapter Five : Three broken matches -- Chapter Six : Mrs. Besant and my mam -- Chapter Seven : The final match -- Chapter Eght : Mrs. Gladstone arrives -- Chapter Nine : Striking back -- Almost a fairytale : a better ending -- Notes from the author and illustrator.
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- Baker & Taylor
While selling matches in Victorian London to keep her ailing mother safe from the factory's toxins, Bridie magically sees visions of a more hopeful future and, realizing she has the power to change her own fortune, urges the ill-treated factory workers to strike out and achieve something remarkable.
- Baker & Taylor
While selling matches in Victorian London to keep her ailing mother safe from the factoryâs toxins, Bridie magically sees visions of a more hopeful future and, realizing she has the power to change her own fortune, urges the ill-treated factory workers to strike out and achieve something remarkable. Illustrations.
- Random House, Inc.
It only takes one strike . . . A powerful, beautifully illustrated feminist reworking of the classic fairy tale, from award-winning creators Emma Carroll and Lauren Child
"Youâve got a lot to say for a little match girl."
On the streets of Victorian London, Bridie uses her wit selling matches to help feed her familyâbut no matter how hard she works, itâs never enough to stave off hunger or keep her ailing mother safe from the factoryâs toxins. When a street-side accident leaves Bridie with only three matches, the strike of each one sends her magically tumbling into visions of a brighter, more hopeful future. Realizing she has the power to change her own fortune, Bridie urges the ill-treated factory workers to protest and strike, achieving something remarkable through unity and courage. A far cry from the doomed little girl in Hans Christian Andersenâs classic tale, Emma Carrollâs spirited heroine brings new life to this empowering retelling, inspired by historical events and featuring Lauren Childâs bold, stylish black-and-white artwork with vivid spots of red. Author and illustrator notes, along with vintage photographs, offer enlightening context for readers at the end.