The Little Match Girl Strikes Back by Emma Carroll, illustrated by Lauren Child - 1st edition hardback signed by Carroll


Author: Emma Carroll

This hardback 1st edition copy of The Little Match Girl Strikes Back, the latest book by the quite superb Emma Carroll, has been signed by Carroll. Beautifully illustrated by Lauren Child, this is one of our top recommendations for older children this autumn.

It only takes one strike: A powerful feminist reworking of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, from bestselling and award-winning creators Emma Carroll and Lauren Child.

Bridie works hard to feed her family, selling matches on the streets of Victorian London. After an incident leaves her with only three matches left, the magical strike of each one sees her tumble into visions of a brighter future. Realizing she has the power to change her own fortune, Bridie leads the match factory workers out on strike, achieving the remarkable through their unity and courage.

A defiant and empowering retelling of the classic you thought you knew, based on real-life events, this stunning collaboration brought to life in glorious spot colour introduces a bold new heroine for future generations to treasure.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 190 x 135 mm