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This classic retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's sad tale of The Little Match Girl comes to life once more through the artwork of Stanley F. Gilmore. Jr. This wonderful story is an ageless chronicle of a young girl struggling to stay warm on New Year's Eve using the very matches she is suppose to be selling to earn money for her family. With each strike of a match the little girl sees wonderful things in the flames which warm both her heart and soul.

About the illustrator

A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art MICA, Stanley F. Gilmore, Jr. is passionate about art education. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education K - 12 and has a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology from Towson University. In his 39 years of teaching he has taught art in public schools from elementary through high school.

Other teaching experiences include adult education courses in drawing and watercolor as well as summer enrichment art programs. Now retired, he is currently teaching drawing at senior centers as well as evening classes at the Carroll Community College and presently art in a private Christian school. In 1994, he was named Carroll County Outstanding Teacher and Carroll County Teacher of the Year Finalist.

Mr. Gilmore enjoys drawing various subjects in pen and ink and most notably landmarks of Carroll County of which many of these are in limited edition prints. He also enjoys painting in watercolors, working in pastels and has exhibited over the years in various locations throughout Carroll County.

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