The story was very popular with the public and the critics. It has been adapted to an animated movie and a live-action television program.
Story[edit | edit source]
Thumbelina is a tiny girl no bigger than a thumb. She is stolen from her cradle by a toad, is set adrift on a lily pad, is captured by a big bug, and tends a field mouse's house through the winter.
When the field mouse urges her to marry an old mole, she flies away with a swallow to a warm and pretty country. There she meets a flower fairy prince just her size and the two live happily ever after.
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