The beloved New York Times bestselling author of Wicked reimagines Andersen's "The Little Match Girl" for modern readers, putting a new twist on a timeless classic.
In Matchless, Gregory Maguire adds a different dimension to the story, exquisitely intertwining the match girl's tale with that of Frederik, a young boy who builds a city out of trash, and whose yearnings are the catalyst for a better future for himself and his family. Maguire uses his storytelling magic to rekindle Andersen's original intentions, suggesting transcendence, the permanence of spirit, and the continuity that links the living and the dead.
The book was very good it was the telling of the match girl brought up to date to our times. It would be a very good family read for the holidays. Every page was amazing.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I have always been a Gregory Maguire fan. I didn't know what to expect when I ordered this book but I knew that it was based on a Christmas classic and thought it would be a... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tara A. Velasquez
I like Maguire and loved his Wicked series but here is a book of a different sort. It's a bit too gruesome to read to children and that was my intent when I purchased it. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Patricia Lobenstein
Not what I expected from Gregory Maguire. Doesn't translate well to kindle at all. There's blank pages throughout and I kept thinking it was over when it wasn't. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Choku Rei
His books are always a hit for me. This one too!! The modern take on an old story is his awesome style. Love it!Published 19 months ago by weasel
I read this book a while back, but ordered it my mistake through Amazon. I love all of Gregory McGuire's books, but this one is a waste of money. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Robert Zirzow
maguire took and added to a classic fairy tale without too much intrusion into the original. sweet quick holiday read. great for reading to children.Published on December 16, 2012 by morgana