Hans Christian Andersen: His Fairy Tale Life
Written by one of the best-known children's book authors in Denmark, the book tells the fairy-tale like story of Andersen's life. Hans Christian was the eccentric child of very poor parents. Often ridiculed by other children, he loved to imagine and tell stories. After years of struggling to become an actor and a writer of poetry, plays and novels, he finally found his metier -- and considerable fame -- as a writer of fairy tales such as The Ugly Duckling and The Nightingale.
Award-winning illustrator Lilian Brugger's highly original illustrations bring out the true spirit of the famous storyteller and incorporate many of Andersen's own paper cuttings and drawings, making this book one to be cherished by collectors of children's illustrated books.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SJKessel - LibraryThing
Varmer, H. (2005). Hans Christian Andersen: His fairy tale life. (T. Nunnally Trans.). Toronto: House of Anansi Press. 088899690x Today is technically Hans Christian Andoerson's birthday. If he were ... Read full review
Review: Hans Christian Andersen: His Fairy Tale LifeUser Review - Heather - Goodreads
This was a very interesting introduction to a very unique (and sometimes downright strange) man. I learned a lot of things about Mr. Andersen that I never knew. Read full review