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Literature / Anna & Elsa

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Cover of the second installment, Memory and Magic
Anna & Elsa: Sisterhood is the Strongest Magic is a series of children's chapter books based on Disney's Frozen franchise. While dubiously canon (like all Disney extended media), they give at minimum semi-canon events after the film. They also delve into the characters more.

The books released are: All Hail the Queen, Memory and Magic, A Warm Welcome, The Great Ice Engine, The Polar Bear Piper, The Arendelle Cup, The Secret Admirer, Return to the Ice Palace, and Anna Takes Charge.

Compare to A Frozen Heart, a book adaptation of the film aimed at older fans that also delves into Prince Hans's backstory, and A Sister More Like Me, a picture book based on the film.

These books contain examples of:

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: The pastry shop Anna and Elsa visit in All Hail the Queen is called Florian's Famous Flangendorfers.
  • All Animals Are Domesticated: Olaf has little trouble befriending polar bears.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Anna's suspects for Elsa's "secret admirer" include both male and female candidates, and nobody thinks anything of it.
  • Ambiguously Brown: It's never mentioned where Eldora is or what it's a Fantasy Counterpart Culture of. The dark-skinned raven-haired Marisol's name is Spanish, however her subjects have Arabic names.
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  • Beary Friendly: In The Polar Bear Piper, a family of polar bears appears near town. Olaf ends up befriending them.
  • Celibate Heroine: In The Secret Admirer, Elsa isn't oblivious to romantic overtures, but she's not currently interested.
  • Hates Being Touched: Elsa still shows signs of this, such as when she flinches when a man kisses her hand.
  • Hate Sink: The Secret Admirer shows that Olaf is aware of Hans' actions against the sisters and doesn't like him.
  • The High Queen: Queen Marisol of Eldora from A Warm Welcome is a kind and well-liked queen, much like Elsa. The two become easy friends and trade partners.
  • Internal Reveal: The plot of Memory and Magic begins with Elsa revealing to Anna that following the accident when they were kids, Grand Pabbie erased her memories of Elsa's magic so she could be healed, which also resulted in their conflict from the movie.
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  • Limited Wardrobe: Despite being queen, Elsa's entire wardrobe seems to consist of only her one ice dress. This is a trend that also applies to comics, though not to official shorts such as Frozen Fever and Olaf's Frozen Adventure.
  • The Matchmaker: Anna and Olaf go looking for Elsa's secret admirer in hopes of setting the two up.
  • Precious Puppy: Elsa befriends a sled-dog and her puppies in one book.
  • Precocious Crush: The Secret Admirer, Elsa's titular admirer is a little boy named Fredmund, or Freddie for short, who thinks she's "the nicest lady".
  • Schrödinger's Canon: Like A Frozen Heart, these books' canonicity with the film is iffy, since the makers of Frozen aren't involved with them.
  • Shipper on Deck: Until learning his identity and age, Anna wants to find out who is Elsa's secret admirer so that her sister can find love with them.
  • Slice of Life: The books deal with daily lives of Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven post-Frozen, and nothing changes much.
  • Status Quo Is God: Practically every single story ends with everything going back to normal by the end. For example, every rumor of supernatural phenomena turns out to be false, Anna doesn't get her memories back, and Kristoff probably isn't going to lose his livelihood to automation.