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The Snow Queen

Young Reading Series 2
The Snow Queen

  • A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale about the wicked Snow Queen’s attempt to kidnap a boy in the frozen north.
  • Beautifully and atmospherically illustrated by Alan Marks, winner of the Carnegie Medal.
  • Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence.
  • Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.


Key Stage: KS1 E; Age 6+

Lexile Measure: 650L

Book Band: 11 - Lime

CEFR Level: B2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746060025
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Hardback + CD:
Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9780746081020
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Retold by Lesley Sims

Illustrator: Alan Marks

Reader Reviews

The snow queen
I love this book and the people in the book were great

Dana, 5th May 2018


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