Matchless: A Christmas Story by Gregory Maguire
Description (from Harper Collins): With Matchless, Gregory Maguire has reinvented the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Little Match Girl for a new time and new audiences. Originally asked by National Public Radio to write an original story with a Christmas theme, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and A Lion Among Men was once again inspired by the fairy tales we all loved in childhood - and he composed a poignant and enchanting tale of transcendence. A lovely and beautifully illustrated gift, Matchless places Andersen's pitiful waif in the august company of Maguire's previously re-imagined Snow White (Mirror, Mirror), Cinderalla (Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister), and of course, the Wicked Witch and other denizens of Oz.
Recommended by: A Bibliophile's Bookshelf
Special Notes: I LOVE Maguire's work and would not want to miss out on his latest!!