ThumbelinaKit - 1989
Hans Christian Andersen's tiny heroine has captured the hearts and imaginations of readers for more than a hundred years. A long time ago in Denmark, a childless couple is blessed with a radiantly beautiful baby girl who is no bigger than a thumb. Snatched from her family by an ugly toad who wants to marry her, Thumbelina escapes, befriending various creatures of the forest. Ultimately, she meets the king of the flower angels, with whom she finds happiness forever. Young readers readily identify with Thumbelina, for she is one of them. The watercolor paintings by David Johnson make the book a stand-alone masterpiece. On the accompanying cassette, Mark Isham's original music creates a perfect background for the sensitive and thoughtful narration by actress Kelly McGillis. In 1989 the audio was honored with a Grammy nomination in the category of best recording for children.
Publisher: Rowayton, CT : Rabbit Ears, c1989.
Characteristics: 1 sound cassette :,1 7/8 ips. +,1 book.