She is a cute little creature that came alive by coming out of a seed.
After her kindly mother wishes for a child, Thumbelina springs from a flower. Then her adventures begin. After being carried off by an unpleasant toad who hopes to marry her to her son, she is saved by fish, beetles, and birds, then turned away by beetles for being too ugly and repulsive. After trying to survive alone in the wilderness, she is taken in by a field mouse, nearly married to a mole, brings a swallow back to life, and finally escapes into a garden world filled with little fairy people and a prince that can only spell happily ever after.
Continue reading Show less Is it any good? Thumbelina may not be quite the assertive female character we would hope she would be, but she does hold her own. Though she is captured several times, and almost forced to marry first a toad then a mole, she manages to escape those fates and find a world where she fits in All of this happens because Book report of thumbelina is kind and good, and sensible.
She is strong enough to survive for a while in the woods, and has feelings of loyalty for those who help her. The story is a good one, and told as Hans Christian Andersen meant it to be told. Her gorgeous watercolors will absolutely take your breath away. The many available musical, film, and written versions of Thumbelina span the gamut, from the classical tale with its Arthur Rackman illustrations to Disney and Barbie versions with bright, cartoonish illustrations and simplified storytelling.
The artwork in this version of Thumbelina is among the best ever. Pages overflow with flowers, butterflies, birds, and a magic that is both sensual and realistic. Dragonflies, goldfish, and the tiny den of the field mouse are particularly amazing.
And the final 3-panelled layout showing small people cupped in a garden of flowers is exquisite! Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about How would that change your life? Would you like to fly on the backs of beetles and birds? Or live in the den of a field mouse? How did the beetles feel about Thumbelina?
Why did they care that she had no antennae and only two legs? Why did they say she was "repulsive"? What does that mean? Why did they want to have nothing more to do with her? How did that make Thumbelina feel about herself?
What did you think of the homes the toad, field mouse, and mole fixed up for Thumbelina? Are there things you liked about them?
Things you did not? Why was she happiest when she finally found the fairy people in the flowers? Where would you have wanted to stay? Why do you think the artist made some pages open horizontally while most others opened normally? What about the final pages that opened up to show three panels?
How does is this story of Thumbelina the same, or different, from other versions you have read, or seen on film? Which parts do you like better? Does the character of Thumbelina change? What makes you think so?Download a Thumbelina storybook for free! June 04, Get your free download of Hans Christian Andersen’s brilliant tale of Thumbelina that you can personalise..
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Sep 30, · The tiny Thumbelina woke up very early in the morning, and when she saw where she was she began to cry bitterly; for on every side of the great green leaf was water, and she could not get to the land.
The Paperback of the Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more! Favorite Paperbacks Hye-Won Yang majored in Industrial design and has become one of Korea's most loved children's book illustrators. Working with pastel watercolors, she has created many beautiful works.
Date of Birth: April 2, 5/5(4). There, he tells Thumbelina's story to a man who is implied to be Andersen himself, who chronicles the story in a book. Background. Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark on 2 April to Hans Andersen, a shoemaker, and Author: Hans Christian Andersen.
Thumbelina gazed after him with the tears standing in her eyes, for she was very fond of the swallow. ‘Tweet, tweet!’ sang the bird, and .