“Thumbelina” is no ordinary girl. She is a cute little creature that came alive by coming out of a seed. She was special and her story starts with a woman that could not have any children.
Once upon a time a woman couldn’t stay pregnant and she was very sad about that. Everything changed on the day she welcomed an old lady into her home. When she was going away she gave the woman a special and rare gift. It was a seed that hid a special secret. After a while the seed became a flower and then a girl small as a thumb. The woman named her Thumbelina.
Even though she was small Thumbelina was very curious and one day she started investigating the magical world around her. Soon she met an evil frog she wanted to marry her for her son. Thumbelina did not want to spend her life next to that frog so she ran away into the woods. She was kind and it did not take long before the forest animals started to love her.
While she was on the run from the frog a mouse welcomed her into her home. She stayed there until mister Mole did not want to marry her. It was reason enough for her to run away again and so she spend some time in the forest.
It wasn’t easy t o run away but she was kind-hearted and helped everyone so everyone helped her. She helped a swallow to heal her wing so they became inseparable. While they were travelling together Thumbelina met a nice and kind boy and fell in love with him.
She couldn’t believe that a boy her height existed and that she wasn’t the only one. She met him while he was sitting on a flower in a garden which he ruled. He was a king there and he fell in love with Thumbelina and changed her name into Maya.
Time: one upon a time
Place: on the creek, in a garden filled with flowers, in the mouse’s house
Charachters: Thumbelina, butterfly, mouse, mole, swallow, the king of the flowers, frog and her son
About the author: Hans Christian Andersen