The Little Match Girl, or The Little Match-Seller, is a touching fairy tale that was written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen in the 1800s. It is a timeless story that has touched people’s hearts for decades.
The book follows the story of a young girl as she struggles to survive on a bitterly cold New Year’s Eve. She is all alone and has no shoes or warm clothing. Her father has sent her into the cold to sell matches and she knows that if she goes home empty-handed she will receive a beating!
As we follow along with her story we are reminded about the harsh realities that many people face and the very real problem of poverty and neglect. We are also reminded of the inherent worth and dignity that every human being has especially children who are vulnerable and alone.
Andersen tells The Little Match Girl story in a powerful way teaching valuable lessons that benefit both children and adults alike. He reminds us that we should always cherish the simple joys in life and should always be grateful for what we have. Likewise, we should always try to help those who are vulnerable and alone in the world.
Title: The Little Match Girl
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Format: A4 PDF
Release Date: 8 November 2008
Copyright Status: Public Domain In The USA
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