The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl is a wonderful story written be Hans Christian Andersen. It is about a little girl who is dying, she tries to make money by selling matches but no one pays any attention to her, she was very cold and very poor so she wasn’t wearing any extra clothing, she didn’t have a hat or a coat and wasn’t wearing any socks or shoes, she was wearing slippers on a cold snowy day!  So she lights matches to keep herself warm and every time she lights a match she dreams of something she hopes for. When she lights the last 2 candles she sees her vision of her grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness, after running out of matches the child dies and her grandmother carries her soul to heaven.

 My favourite part is when someone took her slippers because she stood up for herself and ran after the person who took her slippers. It was quite a sad story as she was poor and no one pays any attention to her, then someone stole her slippers and the girl died, when she dies people gathered around her, I felt awful for the character when this happened.



If you cannot find the book you can go on youtube and search The Little Match Girl a little clip will come up about 10 minutes long. I would really recommend this book for you.


5 Comments on "The Little Match Girl"

  1. J McGuinness | Dec 18, 2017 at 6:27 pm | Reply

    A great review. One of my favourite Christmas stories even though it is very sad.

  2. I think this story is really sad because the little girl dies just before Christmas. The little girl is very poor and cold,then someone steals her slippers.

  3. I think this story is really sad because the girl is really ill and very poor and she dies before Christmas.

  4. Suhanna Naveed | Jan 6, 2018 at 2:32 pm | Reply

    Thank you so much

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