The Little Match Girl Strikes Back by Emma Carroll



Calling all readers who like fighting for their own rights! This book is about a girl from a poor family who sells matches for a living. But one day she is given three wishes, and from that day life for her and her family improves. I really recommend it!!! –  Sophie (aged 8 and 3/4), Rating 4/5

I think this book would be good for someone who is interested in history, especially the Victorian times. It was nice to see how much a little girl can speak up. With a little bit of magic and determination, this story was enchanting. I would REALLY recommend it. By: Ella (age 8). Rating: 4.5/5.

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Bridie works hard to feed her family, selling matches on the streets of Victorian London. After an incident leaves her with only three matches left, the magical strike of each one sees her tumble into visions of a brighter future. Realizing she has the power to change her own fortune, Bridie leads the match factory workers out on strike, achieving the remarkable through their unity and courage.

A defiant and empowering retelling of the classic you thought you knew, based on real-life events, this stunning collaboration brought to life in glorious spot colour introduces a bold new heroine for future generations to treasure.