The classic story of Kay, the little boy whose heart and eye are pierced by a splinter of glass and who turns against his playmate, Gerda. When Kay is carried off by the beautiful but cruel Snow Queen, Gerda sets off in search of him. 'P. J. Lynch's lovely illustrations call on all sorts of styles, quoting Rackham and Dulac and Rockwell.' THE GUARDIAN
P. J. Lynch was born in Belfast in 1962, the youngest of five children. He studied illustration at Brighton College of Art (where one of his tutors was Raymond Briggs). He has won numerous prizes, including the Mother Goose Award and the Kate Greenaway Award. He now lives in Dublin.