14 Our story starts with a demon who made a magic mirror Our story starts with a demon who made a magic mirror. The mirror made everything look twisted and ugly. One day, the mirror got smashed and broke into a million pieces. All the pieces of mirror flew round the world, and went into people’s eyes and hearts. If a splinter went into you, it made you nasty and horrible.
15 Long ago, there were two best friends, Gerda and Kay Long ago, there were two best friends, Gerda and Kay. They lived next door to each other. They loved to play in a beautiful rose garden between their houses.
16 Winter came and it began to snow. Kay went out and saw a snowflake Winter came and it began to snow. Kay went out and saw a snowflake. It grew bigger and bigger …… …. until it turned into a woman dressed in a sparkling silver cloak.
17 The woman suddenly disappeared The woman suddenly disappeared! Then Kay felt something sharp in his eye. Ow! From that moment everything changed. Kay became a nasty horrible boy who made fun of everyone.
18 Gerda was very upset. Kay wouldn’t play with her anymore.
19 Then, on the coldest day of winter, the Snow Queen came back Then, on the coldest day of winter, the Snow Queen came back. She told Kay to go with her. He followed her to her Ice Palace.
20 Gerda was so worried when Kai disappeared Gerda was so worried when Kai disappeared. She looked for him everywhere. One day, she saw a crow.
21 ‘Have you seen my friend Kay. ’ She asked the crow ‘Have you seen my friend Kay?’ She asked the crow. ‘The Snow Queen took him’ ‘Come to the palace’ croaked the crow. ‘I’ll show you’.
22 But instead of the Snow Queen’s palace, the crow took Gerda to see the Prince and Princess.
23 They were very sorry for Gerda They were very sorry for Gerda. They gave her a beautiful cloak to keep warm. She would need to travel north into the snows.
24 Gerda travelled north into the snows Gerda travelled north into the snows. Suddenly she was attacked by robbers. ‘Give me that cloak’ said the robber girl. Gerda told them about Kay. ‘Do you know where the Snow Queen is?
25 The robber girl felt sorry for Gerda. She gave her back the cloak The robber girl felt sorry for Gerda. She gave her back the cloak. She gave her a reindeer to help her. The reindeer knew where the Snow Queen lived.
26 Gerda and the reindeer travelled through the deep snow to the Ice Palace.
27 There was Kay in the palace There was Kay in the palace! Gerda rushed to Kay but he was as cold as ice. The Snow Queen cackled. ‘You can’t have him unless he solves the puzzle!
28 ‘He has to spell ETERNITY, then the spell is broken’ Gerda tried to help.
29 Gerda and the reindeer managed to spell the word. The spell was broken!The Snow Queen disappeared.Gerda and Kay went home.The reindeer went back to the robbers.
30 What happened to the Snow Queen What happened to the Snow Queen? The broken spell meant she could go back to her true self …… a fairy