A young boy, Kay, and his dear friend, Gerda, are devoted to each other. Kay's Grandmother tells them both about an evil mirror that won't reflect the good and beautiful in people, but magnifies all that's bad and ugly and about the cold hearted Snow Queen who lures children away to her Palace in the North Pole. One summer's day a splinter from the mirror lodges in Kay's heart and he changes, becoming cruel and cold - and later that year, when winter comes, the Snow Queen appears and whisks Kay away to her icy palace... No one knows what's happened to him, but the heartbroken Gerda decides she must set out to find him. A long and dangerous journey ensues until she eventually reaches the Snow Queen's palace, only to find Kay irretrievably under the Snow Queen's spell. Can Gerda break the evil spell and bring her old Kay back once more?Book by Hans Christian Andersen.