The Little Match Girl Summary & Study Guide

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The Little Match Girl Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections:

This detailed literature summary also contains Quotes and a Free Quiz on The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen.

The following version of this story was used to create this study guide: Andersen, Hans Christian. Illustrated by Rachel Isadora. The Little Match Girl. New York, Putnam, 2001.

The story begins on New Year’s Eve. The little girl was walking through the streets with nothing but a box of matches. She had lost her slippers that night, when trying to avoid being hit by a carriage. As she walked, she could smell the dinner coming from the houses nearby.

When the girl found a street corner on which to stand, she was failing to sell her matches. Because of the cold, she decided to light a match to keep her warm. She began to imagine that she was in a warm room with a beautiful dinner being prepared. However, when the match burned out, her fantasy disappeared.

When she lit another match, she saw her dead grandmother in the sky. She was so happy to see her grandmother that she used the entire box of matches to continue talking to the image of her grandmother. The story ends with the little girl passing away as she imagines herself being carried up into heaven by her grandmother.

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