As the child of peasants Karen grew up with a pair of simple red shoes. Then when her parents died Karen was adopted by a rich old woman who gave Karen a new pair of red shoes that would make princesses green with envy. This newfound wealth causes Karen to forget her humble origins and grow up to become a cruel and vain adult. Then one day the red shoes that sparked her greed come to life and steer Karen down a path she never would have imagined in her wildest dreams. This volume also includes Metaphrog's adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic 'The Little Match Girl' and a tale of their own invention 'The Glass Case'.