The Little Match Girl | Fairy Tales Bedtime Stories for Kids

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Published on December 30, 2016 by tubikids

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL Kids Story is #17th bedtime story for kids in our Youtube channel. Links to our fairy tales and kids stories here:
1- Little Red Riding Hood : https://youtu.be/RT-EwqgHqCk
2- Cinderella : https://youtu.be/HKSRbsJVli0
3- Rapunzel : https://youtu.be/N2DYQumSvCQ
4- Bremen Town Musicians : https://youtu.be/K5gr-A03RFM
5- Snow White : https://youtu.be/payHOUiOuxQ
6- The Little Mermaid : https://youtu.be/pf_xz7GFCHw
7- Snow Queen : https://youtu.be/-Rkb88fPMd8
8- Sleeping Beauty : https://youtu.be/fz531jczzQ0
9- Jungle Book : https://youtu.be/BS_ofTKqR1w
10- Heidi : https://youtu.be/bVgWSqtHo2Q
11- Beauty and the Beast : https://youtu.be/fkCPEujxTho
12- Alice in Wonderland : https://youtu.be/8AaPHUYMnW8
13- Pinocchio : https://youtu.be/aewbOlGXv6s
14- Hansel and Gretel : https://youtu.be/jfg-CYLs9_s
15- Aladdin and the Magic Lamp : https://youtu.be/w5Ga-iHRaPM
16- Puss in Boots : https://youtu.be/C6O9Af_SsnI
17- The Little Match Girl : https://youtu.be/LRjeVRpFRuM

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The little Match Girl is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story, about a dying child’s dreams and hope.

Plot Summary:

On a cold New Year’s Eve, a poor young girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is already shivering from cold and early hypothermia, and she is walking barefoot having lost her shoes.[1] Still, she is too afraid to go home, because her father will beat her for not selling any matches, and also as the cracks in the house can’t keep out the cold wind. The girl takes shelters in a nook or alley and sits down.[2]

The girl lights the matches to warm herself. In their glow she sees several lovely visions, including a Christmas tree and a holiday feast. The girl looks skyward and sees a shooting star; she then remembers her dead grandmother saying that such a falling star means someone is dying and is going to go to Heaven. As she lights the next match, she sees a vision of her grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness. She strikes one match after another to keep the vision of her grandmother alive for as long as she can.

After running out of matches the child dies, and her grandmother carries her soul to Heaven. 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 feel pity for her, although they had not shown kindness to her before her death. They have no way of knowing about the wonderful visions she saw before her death or how gloriously she and her grandmother are now celebrating the New Year in Heaven.

For more : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lit…

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