Published by Diogenes as Allumette
»Allumette« is Tomi Ungerer’s wild adaptation of Hans-Christian Andersen’s »The Little Match Girl«. Allumette, too, wanders the cold streets around Christmas time, cold and hungry and with no money or home to return to. But unlike the poor girl in Andersen’s tale, Ungerer’s heroine Allumette does not die of the cold, but gets everything she has ever wished for – and uses the power of that original wish to effect the betterment of society as a whole. A wonderful story with a happy ending and of course, Tomi Ungerer’s indispensable illustrations.