The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl is a classic short story by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, first published in 1845. This is a photographic retelling based on the original book.

The book tells the story of a poor young girl who tries to sell matches on the street. She shivers from the cold, but she is too afraid to go home because her father will beat her for not selling any matches. The girl takes shelters in a nook or alley and sits down.

After running out of matches, the child dies. The next morning, passers-by find the child dead in the nook, frozen with a smile on her face, and guess the reason for the burnt-out matches beside her. They have no way of knowing about the wonderful visions she saw before her death or how gloriously she is now celebrating the New Year in Heaven.

Models: Marjaana Paakkunainen, Jyrki Kanto
Makeup/Wardrobe: Helena Mackey
Story Editor: Laura Waris