The tinderbox

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"Costumes and architecture suggest northern Europe somewhat before Andersen's own time, a sumptuous setting for this strange, profoundly provocative classic." — HORN BOOK"Left, right! Left, right!" A soldier is marching home from war when he meets a witch who says, "What a fine sword you have, and what a big knapsack! Now I’ll show you how to get as much money as you want." Fortune is fleeting for the soldier until he learns the secret of the witch’s tinderbox and her three eerie dogs, each with eyes bigger than the last. With each strike of the flint, a dog materializes to grant him his wish, and the soldier doesn’t hesitate to take advantage of this gift — at a high cost to the kingdom. Spun with wit and clarity, Stephen Mitchell’s wonderfully fresh retelling is paired with Bagram Ibatoulline’s richly detailed illustrations, creating a stunning collectible edition.
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full_title tinderbox
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auth_author2 Andersen, H. C. 1805-1875., Ibatoulline, Bagram.
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display_description With the help of a magic tinderbox, a soldier finds a fortune and pursues a princess imprisoned in a castle.
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subject_facet Fairy tales, Soldiers -- Fiction, Soldiers -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The tinderbox
title_full The tinderbox / Hans Christian Andersen ; retold by Stephen Mitchell ; illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
title_short The tinderbox