On an island so far north that it snowed from September to April, a boy named Frederik kept himself warm by keeping a secret.What a sweet, sad but hopeful little story. It's the classic Little Match Girl story tied together with the story of Frederik, a poor simple boy. The Little Match Girl tale is sandwiched between Frederik's story and is an almost faithful version of that story. The tale of Frederik is just as simple. A little boy who barely interacts with the Little Match Girl but whose life intersects with hers nonetheless. It is a very short, very simple tale much like a classic fairy tale but so so sweet. I will admit to tearing up at the end. It is a beautiful little book.