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The little match girl strikes back  Cover Image Book Book

The little match girl strikes back / Emma Carroll ; illuminated by Lauren Child.

Carroll, Emma, 1970- (author.). Child, Lauren, (illustrator.).


"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.

Record details

  • 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.

Content descriptions

General Note:
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.
Subject: Girls > Fiction.
Poverty > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Child labor > Fiction.
Genre: Folk tales.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Covington Branch J CARRO E (Text) 33126026081111 Display Available -
Erlanger Branch J CARRO E (Text) 33126026081095 J New Fiction Available -
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