The Steadfast Tin Soldier

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ABDO, Sep 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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The one-legged Steadfast Tin Soldier braves all sorts of adventures to return to his true love the Ballerina. Fillers Include: Aesop's Fables "The Actor and the Farmer," A poem by Robert Louis Stevenson "Young Night Thought," The Animal World - - "The Dingo" and a color me page on the back inside cover.
  

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Beautiful, detailed illustrations. - Goodreads
Every story doesn't need a happy ending. - Goodreads
A classic retold with a new and improved ending. - Goodreads
The watercolor artwork was really beautiful. - Goodreads
Same story by H Anderson, new illustrations. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Shawn Thrasher - Goodreads

Why did the story need to be retold? And then why change the ending so much? Every story doesn't need a happy ending. The two don't belong together; the love was unrequited; that's the point of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

Same story by H Anderson, new illustrations. Read full review

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Hans Christian Andersen, one of the best known figures in literature, is best know for combining traditional folk tales with his own great imagination to produce fairy tales known to most children today. The Danish writer was born in the slums of Odense. Although he was raised in poverty, he eventually attended Copenhagen University. Although Andersen wrote poems, plays and books, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Other Stories, written between 1835 and 1872. This work includes such famous tales as The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus, Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Story of a Mother and The Swineherd. Andersen's greatest work is still influential today, helping mold some of the works of writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and inspiring many of the works of Disney and other motion pictures. Andersen, who traveled greatly during his life, died in his home in Rolighed on August 4, 1875.

David Jorgensen lives in Newport, Rhode Island, and was educated at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, and he has taught painting and drawing at several colleges.

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