Text by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Sylvia Long

  • Published 2010


"Such a beautiful flower!" the woman marveled. She bent down to kiss the blossom. As she did, the flower suddenly opened! The woman was amazed to see that in its very center sat a lovely little girl, scarcely as long as the woman's thumb! Delighted, the woman named the girl Thumbelina.'

Sylvia Long's version of Hans Christian Andersen's beloved tale is about a thumb-size girl and her larger-than-life adventures. Jewel-toned paintings depict the story's settings from light and airy meadows to Mole's dark and dismal underground home while whimsical details bring the classic cast of characters to life and make this storytime favorite a visual feast.


© Sylvia Long 2014. All rights reserved.