A retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen story, with new illustrations.The story of a one-legged tin soldier who loves a paper ballerina from afar is "beautifully set in a wintry [Copenhagen] of a hundred years ago. A handsomely designed book that respects the integrity of a favorite tale while giving it a fresh new interpretation." K. "A terrific story, well told and beautifully illustrated." BL. "The art illuminates the story in ways to which the simple language cannot aspire." NYT.
1992 Books for Youth Editors' Choices (BL)