Saturday, December 19, 2009

Matchless: A Christmas Story

Looking for a short, sweet Christmas story?  Like Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl and want more added to it?  Well here you go!

This is a very short story, perfect for a Christmas Eve reading next to the tree.  It's actually meant to be read aloud (Gregory Maguire debuted it for NPR last year). Not only does it include the story of the little match girl (leaving it almost an exact replica of the original), but there's another story encompassing it, that of Frederik and his family's struggles on that same Christmas Eve.

3 out of 5 stars.  Definitely good, and worth a read, but not my favorite Christmas story (probably partially because The Little Match Girl was never one of my favorites).

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