Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Illustrator: Herb Leonhard

Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books

Publication Date: 2005

Genre: Fairy Tale

Audience: Gr. Pre-K-2

Overview: This story is about a woman who wants to have a child but when a witch grants her this wish she has a child who is smaller than a thumb. This tiny little girl is named Thumbelina who is born as a lost little girl and goes through many trials and tribulations and has to marry the son of a frog. Will she get her wings to become a fairy?

Activity: Have the students draw what they think Thumbelina looks like.

Reviewer’s Name: Alex Corbutt