As pretty and delicate as the flower she was born in, Thumbelina is no bigger than her mother's thumb. But one morning, a mother toad kidnaps the tiny girl as a bride for her even more awful toad son. So begins Hans Christian Andersen's classic 1835 story for readers up to 8, set in a wild and wondrous world filled with helpful fish and butterflies, a didactic mole, and a stouthearted sparrow. In her dazzling paintings, Kelly Vivanco brings this fairy tale to life, with fantasy images akin to the world of Alice in Wonderland.
Author: Hans Christian Andersen.