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The Steadfast Tin Soldier

The Classic Story By Hans Christian Andersen

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A fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen presented with modern illustrations.  It’s a story about love at first sight.  When the one-legged tin soldier saw the paper ballerina and assumed she was just like him, with one leg, falls in love with her. It’s a story of love, chance and fate.

From Publishers Weekly

10 October 2016 – In a visually striking and fittingly dark interpretation of a tragic fairy tale, a one-legged tin soldier falls in love with a paper ballerina. After falling from a window, the soldier begins a circuitous journey, eventually swallowed by a fish. Colored in bold reds, blacks, and grays, Yoon's angular mixed-media prints highlight the soldier's stoicism and the perils he faces. Yoon (The Tiger Who Would Be King) confronts the story's darkest moments head on: when a cook cuts open the fish and discovers the soldier inside, its blood and entrails pour out grotesquely. And, as in the original Andersen, the soldier and ballerina's relationship ends in fire, as they are incinerated in a stove. Ages 6 9.

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little story. <3 <3 <3


I read this story when i was young... Now i'm reading it to my kids... Thru iPad

The steadfast tin soilder


The Steadfast Tin Soldier
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Action & Adventure
  • Published: 02 May 2011
  • Publisher: Ripple Digital Publishing
  • Print Length: 19 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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