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The wares of the poor little match girl illuminate her cold world, bringing some beauty to her brief, tragic life.


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The wares of the poor little match girl illuminate her cold world, bringing some beauty to her brief, tragic life.

30 review for The Little Match Girl

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    Den Lille Pige Med Svovlstikkerne = The Little Match Girl, Hans Christian Andersen The Little Match Girl is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story, about a dying child's dreams and hope, was first published in 1845. It has been adapted to various media, including an animated short film, a television musical, and an animated virtual reality story called "Allumette". On a cold New Year's Eve, a poor, young girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is already Den Lille Pige Med Svovlstikkerne = The Little Match Girl, Hans Christian Andersen The Little Match Girl is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story, about a dying child's dreams and hope, was first published in 1845. It has been adapted to various media, including an animated short film, a television musical, and an animated virtual reality story called "Allumette". On a cold New Year's Eve, a poor, young girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is already shivering from cold and early hypothermia, and she is walking barefoot having lost her slippers. Still, she is too afraid to go home, because her father will beat her for not selling any matches, and also as the cracks in the house can't keep out the cold wind. The girl takes shelter in a nook or alley and sits down. The girl lights the matches to warm herself. In their glow she sees several lovely visions, starting with a stove, then a holiday feast where the goose almost jumps out at her, and then a Christmas tree larger than the one at the rich merchant's house. The girl looks skyward and sees a shooting star; she then remembers her dead grandmother saying that such a falling star means someone is dying and is going to Heaven. As she lights the next match, she sees a vision of her grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness. To keep the vision of her grandmother alive for as long as she can, the girl lights the entire bundle of matches at once. After running out of matches the child dies and her grandmother carries her soul to Heaven. The next morning, passers-by find the girl dead in the nook, frozen with a smile on her face, and guess the reason for the burnt-out matches beside her. They feel pity for her, although they had not shown kindness to her before her death. They have no way of knowing about the wonderful visions she saw before her death or how gloriously she and her grandmother are now celebrating the New Year in Heaven. عنوانها: «دختر کبریت فروش»؛ «دخترک کبریت فروش»؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و دوم ماه آکوست سال 1997میلادی با عنوان: دختر کبریت فروش؛ نویسنده: هانس کریستین اندرسن؛ مترجم: حسین امیری؛ تهران، شقایق، 1376؛ شابک 9789649487953؛ در 127ص؛ چاپ هفتم 1392؛ مترجم: علی اتحاد؛ تهران، سپیده، 1380؛ شابک 9645773318؛ در 12ص چاپ چهارم 1385؛ مترجم: مژده خسروان؛ تهران، اردیبهشت، 1381؛ در 12ص؛ مترجم: لیلا خیامی؛ مشهد، ایران جوان، 1384؛ شابک ایکس - 964899322؛ در 12ص؛ مترجم: مریم عزیزی؛ گرافیست: مرجان کاظمی؛ قزوین، سایه گستر، 1385؛ در 12ص، مصور؛ شابک 9645020956؛ چاپ دوم 1389؛ مترجم: الهام حاجی باقری؛ تهران، مهرداد، 1385؛ شابک 9648799245؛ در 12ص؛ مترجم: فریدون فریاد؛ تهران، امیرکبیر، شکوفه، 1390؛ شابک 9789643006877؛ در 34ص؛ مترجم: بهاره خسروان؛ تهران، مشق هنر، 1390؛ در 22ص؛ شابک 9786006072111؛ مترجم: مینا فرج زاده؛ تهران، گوهر اندیشه، 1392؛ در 8ص؛ مترجم: آرزو رمضانی؛ قم، سبط النبی، 1391، شابک 9786005240900؛ در 12ص، چاپ دیگر تهران، آرمند، 1392؛ شابک 9786006438412؛ در 12ص؛ مترجم: پیام آزادفدا؛ تهران، مدیا، 1394؛ شابک 9789648251043؛ در 12ص مترجم: علی محمدپور؛ همدان، پوپک نقره ای، 1393؛ در 12ص، شابک 9786009476121؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، ترجمان دانش، 1394؛ شابک 9786007161104؛ در 12ص مترجم: مصطفی دوستی؛ تهران، لیدا، 1394؛ شابک 9786004020060؛ در 12ص مترجم: مهدی علمباز؛ تهران، دلفین آبی، 1394؛ شابک: 9789648199697؛ در 12ص با عنوان: دخترک کبریت فروش؛ مترجم: محمود جاوید؛ بی جا، جاویدان، در 36ص مترجم: مریم بینایی؛ تهران، قدیانی، بنفشه، چاپ هفتم 1375؛ در 24ص؛ شابک 9644411188؛ چاپ دهم 1380؛ دوازدهم 1381؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، فکربرتر، 1391؛ شابک 9789646979567؛ در 48ص؛ مترجم: مهرداد مهرین؛ تهران، خشایار، 1380؛ در 12ص؛ شابک 9644411188؛ مترجم: مژده خسروان؛ تهران، اردیبهشت، 1381؛ در 12ص؛ مترجم: شقایق دادجو؛ تهران، اشاره دادجو، 1382؛ در 10ص؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، مسیردانشگاه، 1392؛ شابک 9786006750040؛ مترجم: امیررضا و زهرا خسروتاج؛ مشهد، گل آفتاب، 1383؛ در 12ص؛ شابک ایکس - 964559944؛ چاپ سوم 1384؛ مترجم: محمدحسین ستاری؛ تهران، میامین، 1382؛ در 10ص؛ چاپ دوم و سوم 1382؛ شابک 9645904102؛ مترجم: اکبر میرمظهر؛ تهران، کاتبان وحی، 1388؛ در 16ص؛ چاپ دوم و سوم 1382؛ شابک 9786009103775؛ مترجم: شهاب الدین عباسی؛ تهران، مهاجر، 1391؛ در 32ص، مصور؛ شابک 9789642251230؛ مترجم: گلایل دادجو؛ تهران، دادجو، 1391؛ در 14ص، مصور؛ شابک 9786005644180؛ مترجم: محمد باران دوست؛ تهران، ریحانه، 1392؛ در 8ص، مصور؛ شابک 9786005475517؛ مترجم: مجید محمدی؛ تهران، نویدان، 1392؛ در 142ص، مصور؛ شابک 9789645680594؛ مترجم: شیرین سلیمانی؛ تهران، آبشن، 1394؛ در 12ص، مصور؛ شابک 9789645680594؛ دخترک کبریت‌ فروش؛ عنوان داستان کوتاهی از نویسنده و شاعر نامدار دانمارکی، «هانس کریستیان آندرسن» است، که نخستین بار، در ماه دسامبر سال 1845میلادی به چاپ رسید؛ این داستان درباره ی دخترک کبریت‌ فروش فقیری است، که در سرمای جانسوز شب سال نو، سعی دارد تا کبریت‌هایش را به مردمان بفروشد، اما کسی به او توجهی نمی‌کند، و او که در پایان شب یکه و تنها، در خیابان تنها مانده، با روشن کردن تک‌ تک کبریت‌ها، و دیدن رویاهایش در نور آنها، در گوشه ی خیابان از سرما جان می‌سپارد تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 24/07/1399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی

  2. 4 out of 5

    Peter

    What a sad and melancholic fairy tale. A little girls is standing forlorn outside a building trying to sell matches. She doesn't sell anything but starts seeing beautiful things when she lights up a match. Will there be a happy ending? Well, Charles Dickens couldn't have written this story in a better way. What a haunting atmosphere. If you are looking for a great story for the season than you have found it. An absolute classic and highly recommended!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Duane

    If there is a more heart wrenching story in all of literature, then you will have to show me, because I don't believe there is.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sheri

    A sad tale in which hopes and dreams are realized only through the finality of earthly existence and the beginning of a heavenly salvation.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Melki

    Man, did my mother ever hate reading this one to me, but I couldn't get enough of it! Mom wanted so much to send me off to sleepyland with only smiley tales of princesses in frilly gowns who had happily-ever-afters, but my inner Wednesday Addams called out for this is dark, twisted tale of a doomed match seller. Perhaps my little girl-self enjoyed the romantic notion of dying alone and unloved on the street, but knowing me, it was probably some sort of schadenfruede. There I was, tucked into my Man, did my mother ever hate reading this one to me, but I couldn't get enough of it! Mom wanted so much to send me off to sleepyland with only smiley tales of princesses in frilly gowns who had happily-ever-afters, but my inner Wednesday Addams called out for this is dark, twisted tale of a doomed match seller. Perhaps my little girl-self enjoyed the romantic notion of dying alone and unloved on the street, but knowing me, it was probably some sort of schadenfruede. There I was, tucked into my warm and cozy bed, while my disturbed psyche chuckled uncontrollably at the story of another small girl who had things a whole hell of a lot worse. Though this tale seems grimmer than Grimm, it is actually from the pen of Hans Christian Andersen. And, I didn't remember this bit from when my mom read the story to me: She did not dare go home, for she had sold no matches, nor earned even one penny. If she should return home her father would surely give her a beating. Harsh! Though, that does explain a lot . . . This version features Blair Lent's gray, bleak illustrations which seem tailor-made for this dreariest of tales. My advice to wayward little girls who find themselves alone, freezing, and hungry whilst possessing a bundle of matches? Try ARSON, baby! Set the lord mayor's house ablaze! You'll be warm for a while, and at least in the workhouse there'll be gruel.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    First published in 1845.......Yep, 1845, and I'd never even heard of it. Well, take my word for it, this very sad short story of The Little Match Girl will rip your heart right out!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ines

    Love this little cute story, day by day a little bit less... my daughter ask me to read it together every night before bedtime, i am learning it by heart..... we have this paperback edition and she loves to look at the drawings. Love this little cute story, day by day a little bit less... my daughter ask me to read it together every night before bedtime, i am learning it by heart..... we have this paperback edition and she loves to look at the drawings.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Dem

    Beautiful but heartbreaking Christmas tale. Some books are worth re-reading every year no matter how old you get.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Starjustin

    A beautiful story when looked at with a positive thought. Loved this book and would highly recommend it for all to take the time to read.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Fares

    What kinda twisted human being wrote this for kids! It's storytime! I loved this book as a kid, I loved it so so much! The funny thing is I don't remember reading it but I remember holding it, I remember carrying it everywhere and I remember wishing that people talked to me about it because I didn't know what to make of that ending! I remember having to write something for school and I chose that as an excuse to bring this book with me, I remember bringing out of my school bag and then putting bac What kinda twisted human being wrote this for kids! It's storytime! I loved this book as a kid, I loved it so so much! The funny thing is I don't remember reading it but I remember holding it, I remember carrying it everywhere and I remember wishing that people talked to me about it because I didn't know what to make of that ending! I remember having to write something for school and I chose that as an excuse to bring this book with me, I remember bringing out of my school bag and then putting back in and bringing it out again just so someone would ask what's that and talk to me about it. I remember no one asking me about it and that was the reason I stopped reading! Okay that last one was just a tiny bit dramatic, but I really think of that moment as one pf the most pivotal ones in my reading history, because if just one person would've shown interest in it with me, I would've read more and not waste like the next 10 years doing other stuff. I remember this story more from a cartoon, I remember a song that my favorite kid's channel made about this story and I remember feeling cold. I remember a verse of that song that went like "Flower selling girl in mornings and at night it's match selling girl" I remember HATING flower selling girl because she took the morning shift and let the cold nights to the match selling girl 😂 I remember so many things and yet so few things 😭 I loved this book with my whole small heart! I still love it! This is my favorite tale, forget all the other ones, even tho I enjoyed a bit of Sinbad. And what I love still about it is that it still makes me cry to this day, to every coming day I hope. It's just so heartbreakingly real and beautiful! And I so so love that it's not ruined by adaptations to movies and other things, at least not that I know of. Anyway, Match Selling Girl I love you forever! Flower Selling Girl, I hate you! 😂

  11. 4 out of 5

    Calista

    This is a story set on New Years Eve. It’s a very sad story. It actually made my nephew very sad. He felt for this girl. The Niece thought it was sad as well, but it didn’t seem to affect her as much. There is no happy ending in some ways. Jerry set this story in NYC in what looks like the early 1900s or so. The girl seems invisible to others. No one notices her. She looks homeless and they are almost invisible to us in some ways. There must be a link there. At least the girl is comforted in dea This is a story set on New Years Eve. It’s a very sad story. It actually made my nephew very sad. He felt for this girl. The Niece thought it was sad as well, but it didn’t seem to affect her as much. There is no happy ending in some ways. Jerry set this story in NYC in what looks like the early 1900s or so. The girl seems invisible to others. No one notices her. She looks homeless and they are almost invisible to us in some ways. There must be a link there. At least the girl is comforted in death. This is a tale to wake you up and make you think. I don’t think the kids knew what to do with this. I didn’t know the story either as I’ve never read it. They asked if a story is very sad and makes them feel sad does that mean it’s a bad story. I told them if a story can make you feel, even a sad feeling, it’s a powerful story. I don’t think they understand that. They both decided to give the story 3 stars. The artwork is impressionistic in ways. It did it’s job. The poor girl is so alone. It is heartbreaking. It’s a hard story.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mischenko

    A beautifully written Christmas book for children, yet so sad. It's still one of our Christmas favorites.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Bionic Jean

    The Little Match Girl or in a literal translation "The little girl with the matchsticks", is a short story by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, which was first published in 1845. Illustration by Hans Christian Andersen's original illustrator, Vilhelm Pedersen The story starts on a bitterly cold New Year's Eve, as a poor little girl wanders the streets barefoot, trying to sell matches. She doesn't want to go home without having sold any, for fear her father might beat her. She sits down i The Little Match Girl or in a literal translation "The little girl with the matchsticks", is a short story by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, which was first published in 1845. Illustration by Hans Christian Andersen's original illustrator, Vilhelm Pedersen The story starts on a bitterly cold New Year's Eve, as a poor little girl wanders the streets barefoot, trying to sell matches. She doesn't want to go home without having sold any, for fear her father might beat her. She sits down in a sheltered corner away from the snow, and sits down to rest. The little girl starts to light the matches one after another, in an attempt to warm her hands. After each match, she sees a different beautiful scene, once of a wonderful feast with all kinds of delicious foods set out on the table, and another time of a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. The girl looks towards the sky and sees a shooting star, suddenly remembering something her grandmother told her. Her grandmother had told her that a shooting star was a portent for someone dying and going to heaven. (view spoiler)[As she lights the next match, she sees her grandmother close to her. She does not want this vision to fade like the others as her grandmother was the only person who ever loved her, and treated her kindly. So the little match girl strikes one match after another, to keep the vision of her grandmother alive for as long as she can. When she has no more matches left her grandmother takes her and flies up to heaven. The girl's body is found the next morning; the poor little match girl had died of hypothermia. The passers-by who find the child's body feel sorry for her, although nobody had ever shown kindness to her while she was still alive. Given Hans Christian Andersen's beliefs, he intended this to be a happy ending. Whatever the little match girl had suffered on Earth, he showed that it would be ended when she died. Then she would be happy at last, with her grandmother, and with God in Heaven. This story, about a dying child's hopes and dreams, (hide spoiler)] has been adapted numerous times, in every media imaginable. Perhaps this is because it is such a slight piece, full of pathos, and able to be expanded in many ways. Some versions nowadays change the ending, (view spoiler)[ so that the little match girl is rescued from the freezing cold. In these versions she is given good food, warm clothing, and a soft bed, by kind people who feel pity for her (hide spoiler)] . The story has seeped into the public's consciousness over the decades, and for this reason rates 3 stars, although it really seems more like a tableau than a story.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rebbie

    Wow, does this little book pack a punch. It only took a few minutes to read and absorb, but I'll spend a lifetime thinking about it.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rain ~miss kinky knickers~

    I simply cannot bring myself to rate this. It's one of those bedtime stories from my childhood, that were read to me repeatedly, and that stayed carved in my memory for good. Only, this particular one is kind of an issue for me. When you're a kid - three or four years old - you're bound to enjoy the numerous fairy tales, and think about... well, fairies, and princes, and frogs, and villains, and magic, and God knows what else. And it's great. Almost everything is great at that age, but still... Anyw I simply cannot bring myself to rate this. It's one of those bedtime stories from my childhood, that were read to me repeatedly, and that stayed carved in my memory for good. Only, this particular one is kind of an issue for me. When you're a kid - three or four years old - you're bound to enjoy the numerous fairy tales, and think about... well, fairies, and princes, and frogs, and villains, and magic, and God knows what else. And it's great. Almost everything is great at that age, but still... Anyway, one of the reasons I loved this story so much is the happy ending. Want me to pass that by you again? Here it goes. The happy ending. Would you believe that? I've actually spent sixteen years of my life convinced that this little girl's Grandma really showed up out of nowhere, took the girl with her to some safe, warm, lovely place, and that this little girl lived happily... Got it? It wasn't until someone accidentally mentioned this story, and I said how much I love it, that my wake-up call came. This girl was like: "How can you love it, when that poor little girl froze to death?". Oh, boy. Was that a moment of truth. I even had to make myself read it all over again, after so many years, just to make sure that was it. She died. She truly died. And, I couldn't believe in fairy tales anymore. How can I, when there's a little girl freezing to death in one? That is not a fairy tale. It should be forbidden by law to let a poor child die in the cold, and read it like some joyful thing along with all the Brothers Grimm work. Now, I'm just kind of fascinated how my mind re-wrote the ending, and kept it a happy one for all those years. So, there you have it. I love this story - happy end or not. And I hate this story. With all my heart. And, I sincerely wish someone will eventually decide to put it in the YA section. It's still not something I'd use for a bedtime-fairy-tale reading.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Diane in Australia

    This is one of those Christmas stories that will rip your heart out. One of the books in my daughter's Christmas collection. 5 Stars = For sentimental reasons.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jessaka

    It is 22 degrees outside and frost is on the ground. Winter has finally arrived. I am sitting in the living room reading Christmas stories, and my husband just lit up our woodstove for the first time this year. The little match girl is trying to sell matches as she is wandering around the streets in the snow in her bare feet. This is not what I had expected. While it was a wonderful story, it was also a heart wrenching one. By evening the match girl had not sold even one match and feared going h It is 22 degrees outside and frost is on the ground. Winter has finally arrived. I am sitting in the living room reading Christmas stories, and my husband just lit up our woodstove for the first time this year. The little match girl is trying to sell matches as she is wandering around the streets in the snow in her bare feet. This is not what I had expected. While it was a wonderful story, it was also a heart wrenching one. By evening the match girl had not sold even one match and feared going home to her father without even one coin in her hand. This story of povery made me think of the poor and how important it is to care for them throughout the year.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mohsin Maqbool

    HANS Christian Andersen writes beautiful fairy/folk tales. Not all of them have "she/they lived happily ever after" endings. However, they have realistic endings which is what exactly make them all the more beautiful. "The Little Match Girl" is a tale about a poor little girl trying to sell matches so as to make a living. She is doing so on a freezing winter night. She is without a sweater or a jacket or a woolen coat to keep herself warm. Not a single person feels sorry for her and buys any of h HANS Christian Andersen writes beautiful fairy/folk tales. Not all of them have "she/they lived happily ever after" endings. However, they have realistic endings which is what exactly make them all the more beautiful. "The Little Match Girl" is a tale about a poor little girl trying to sell matches so as to make a living. She is doing so on a freezing winter night. She is without a sweater or a jacket or a woolen coat to keep herself warm. Not a single person feels sorry for her and buys any of her matches. Some people even shoo her away. We human beings can be so heartless at times. Oh! We can have a heart at times, but it is more like a stone at times. Unhappiness and suffering is a part of life, and sometimes there is no escape from it. A countless number of films have been made on Mr. Anderson's tale. Here is the latest animated version. Enjoy! Not a single person felt sorry for her and bought any of her matches. Some people even shooed her away. We human beings can be so heartless at times. Sadness and suffering is a part of life, and sometimes there is no escape from it. Maybe you will like the story better now. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6CqN...

  19. 4 out of 5

    Manny

    I think I first read it, in English, when I was about seven, but I only just got around to looking at the Danish original. If it doesn't bring tears to your eyes, then your heart is truly of stone. I think I first read it, in English, when I was about seven, but I only just got around to looking at the Danish original. If it doesn't bring tears to your eyes, then your heart is truly of stone.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Stina

    I don't know how it is in your country, but in Sweden, you grow up with, whether you like it or not, two different authors: Astrid Lindgren and H.C Andersen. You don't have a choice. You'll see all the Lindgren movies, and Pippi Longstocking will be read to you (at least) twice before you can even walk. You'll fall asleep to The Princess And The Pea, and you'll cry when you see one of those animated versions of The Ugly Duckling. You'll quote a character from Emil i Lönneberga daily, and you'll I don't know how it is in your country, but in Sweden, you grow up with, whether you like it or not, two different authors: Astrid Lindgren and H.C Andersen. You don't have a choice. You'll see all the Lindgren movies, and Pippi Longstocking will be read to you (at least) twice before you can even walk. You'll fall asleep to The Princess And The Pea, and you'll cry when you see one of those animated versions of The Ugly Duckling. You'll quote a character from Emil i Lönneberga daily, and you'll talk about how your friend's father auditioned for the part of Emil when he grew up. Or was it just me? Anyways, to get to my point; if you grew up in Sweden, you have read this book. It isn't even a big deal, his stuff is everywhere; you read this in school, you see an animated version on tv, your mother will read it to you as you go to sleep. It's first when you read it again when you're older that you can really take in how moving a story can be. I had probably read or seen this at least a dozen times before I really realized how beautiful it was/is. You can't really go wrong with a short story of Andersen's (or Astrid Lindgren's, for that matter). Maybe I'm biased because the authors were shoved in my face before I could hold up my head by myself, but I still love it.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ladan

    THIS BOOK IS GONNA RUIN UR KIDS....Holy crap, what the hell is a poor kid supposed to learn from this story?? I still remember when I was 5 and how devastated I felt...

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ahmed Ejaz

    =========== 3 STARS (~__~) =========== I was feeling very pity for the protagonist while reading this. This was one of the saddest short story I have ever read. *BRIEF OVERVIEW This is the story of a poor girl who is trying to sell matches at the last day of the year (obviously it is very cold). She has nothing to cover her from cold and her slippers has been lost also. She takes refuge between the space of two houses. As she is feeling very cold so, she lights a match to seek warmth. Every time she =========== 3 STARS (~__~) =========== I was feeling very pity for the protagonist while reading this. This was one of the saddest short story I have ever read. *BRIEF OVERVIEW This is the story of a poor girl who is trying to sell matches at the last day of the year (obviously it is very cold). She has nothing to cover her from cold and her slippers has been lost also. She takes refuge between the space of two houses. As she is feeling very cold so, she lights a match to seek warmth. Every time she lights a match something special happens and stops in-between except one thing (that would be a spoiler if I tell you, sorry!) as the match burns-out. *THINGS I LIKED (^__^) - The writing style, that was awesome awesome hundred times awesome! - The protagonist, she was very captivating. - The scenes, one word: WOW! *THING I DIDN'T LIKE (-__-) - The ending, that was the worst ending I have ever read. First off, author attached us with protagonist and then he broke our hearts in such a cruel way I couldn't explain. (please! don't open spoiler if you don't want to know about the ending. I just mentioned it to tell you why I hate it.) (view spoiler)[He killed her -_- for nothing! (hide spoiler)] *FINAL THOUGHTS I wasn't expecting this ending ugh! (I can't stop cursing it). Author should do something happy. How can you do such a thing with a poor? It's inhumanity, I think. *RECOMMENDATION I recommend this story to those who want a very very upset ending. I bet you will be so feeling sad after reading this. Now, for serious a recommendation, I highly recommend this story to children below 10. *NOTE I gave this story 3 stars just for the "things I liked", if those weren't there I think that was the worst story I have every read and I would have given negative rating. I hope you like my review if you don't then please! point out my mistakes I would be happy to see! Thanks for your attention! *WHERE TO READ IT Just click the below link and happy reading! CLICK ME!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sadia Mansoor

    Such a sad, heart - breaking ending... wasn't expecting it :'(

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dhanaraj Rajan

    A Short Story for Christmas. The ending is not that joyful. But the story is very moving. Loved it.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Andd Becker

    Lest you forget the weather on the last night of the year, in one version of the tale, the word "cold" appears eight times, and in another version, nine times. You might enjoy learning that the sound of a striking match is "Rischt!" You will certainly NOT enjoy the ending of this atypical fairy tale. Or maybe you WILL, if you feel schadenfreude (enjoying another person's misfortune). Study the story for themes and symbols. Then retell the story, in your own words, with a villain, a plot, and a hap Lest you forget the weather on the last night of the year, in one version of the tale, the word "cold" appears eight times, and in another version, nine times. You might enjoy learning that the sound of a striking match is "Rischt!" You will certainly NOT enjoy the ending of this atypical fairy tale. Or maybe you WILL, if you feel schadenfreude (enjoying another person's misfortune). Study the story for themes and symbols. Then retell the story, in your own words, with a villain, a plot, and a happy fairy tale ending. Ah! But ask yourself -- if you were to change atypical to typical, would the story still be a timeless classic? Reflect on why this tale has enduring appeal.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Carrie

    I have read this many many times, I am surprised I have yet to add it to gr.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Stephan

    Sad, real, appalling; in this fairy tale Andersen’s criticism is aimed at the harshness of the adults towards a little girl who was selling matches in order to survive the harsh winter in Denmark. I shed tears in this heartbreaking and tragic story. Parents should approach this story carefully. Be ready with the handkerchief.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Agnieszka

    Firefighters' prayer : praised be Saint Florian and the little match girl. Jocking aside. This story broke my heart and was one of the major (reading) traumas of my childhood. In the cold and gloom a poor little girl, bareheaded and barefoot, was walking through the streets. Firefighters' prayer : praised be Saint Florian and the little match girl. Jocking aside. This story broke my heart and was one of the major (reading) traumas of my childhood. In the cold and gloom a poor little girl, bareheaded and barefoot, was walking through the streets.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ken

    Wasn't expecting this Tale to be so sad!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Chelsey Connor

    Didn’t really enjoy this one. It was kind of sad

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