Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Snow Queen

This October Andersen Press are publishing a new edition of my version of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.
It was originally published in 1993, so I think it was overdue for a re-vamp.
Andersen have completely redesigned the book and I have digitally reworked the image of the Snow Queen on her throne for the new cover.
I had always wanted this to be the cover image, so many thanks to Klaus, Beccy and everyone at Andersen for making a little dream of mine come true.


Lisa Hunt said...

This cover is gorgeous! I can't wait to get the book when it comes out.

PJ Lynch said...

Thanks so much Lisa

tess said...

"The Snow Queen" is my mom's favorite christmas book but our original copy was ruined in a flood. One of the major reasons she likes this book is for the illustrations, which are gorgeous! I've been trying to find a copy with your artwork for years but can't seem to find the original copy.

Unna said...

I remember looking at the pictures of this book as a small child. The picture when the devils trick a man into believing he's old and ugly by showing him a faulty image in the mirror was the one that captured me. Sorta reminded me of the shriveled fingertips you get after a long while in the bath.

PJ Lynch said...

many thanks Tess and Unna, I am delighted you like my Snow Queen.
I'm sure you can get it on Amazon or eBay

Sophia S Byrne said...

Oh my, a few minutes ago I found my childhood copy of Favorite Fairy Tales! The illustrations were so mesmerizing, I have never forgotten your painting of Rapunzel leaning over her husband.

They were so beautiful, I just felt compelled to see if you were on the internet, and take a look at some of your other work.

That's how I find myself here, and just about to visit amazon to see if I can get a copy of The Snow Queen.

I've never forgotten those images in Favorite Fairy Tales, and I doubt I ever will. I am going to look forward to perusing them for hours when i'm old! There is just something so magical about them- about all of your work!

Thank you,

Sophia x

PJ said...

Many thanks Sophia
I had just finished reading a story from Favorite Fairy Tales to my kids when I saw your message.
So glad you liked it when you were younger. And that you liked that particular picture too.
All the best