Christmas, a time tinged with sweet enchantment, lends itself to intergenerational bonding and to stories softly told on the living room sofa.
Comfortably settled in the warmth of the hearth, with a hot beverage and tasty cookies to nibble on as one shares delicious moments, Christmas is a moment of relaxation and of pleasant reunions.
One of the great collections of stories of all Ages, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (the French national library) traces its origins back to the fifteenth century and its mission is to preserve and enrich the national French heritage. Hence it offers ancient books that have been digitized and are available to everyone.
One of these is a fairy tale known to today’s readers, The Snow Queen, written by Hans Christian Andersen and published in 1844. This story, which gave rise to many and varied adaptations, is brought to you in a 1911 edition, digitized and downloadable.
A poetic fairy tale that has moved young readers over the centuries, ideal for long winter evenings to amaze young and old alike, it will take you on a journey driven by the force of imagination.
In this story, you will discover a brave little girl who, in her adventures to save her friend Kay, travels through many regions and meets many characters before reaching an ice castle located in the Far North…