Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

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Schocken Books, Jan 1, 1987 - Juvenile Fiction - 264 pages
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These 26 tales include all of Andersen's classics -- like "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Ugly Duckling" -- along with some less familiar stories.

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Contents

THE TINDERBOX
9
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
23
THE NIGHTINGALE
43
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About the author (1987)

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, DenmHans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, DenmHans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, Denmark to a poor family. He left home as a 14-year-old to seek ark to a poor family. He left home as a 14-year-old to seek ark to a poor family. He left home as a 14-year-old to seek his fortune at the theatre in Copenhagen. Andersen began wrihis fortune at the theatre in Copenhagen. Andersen began wrihis fortune at the theatre in Copenhagen. Andersen began writing plays and poetry before he left for Copenhagen, but it ting plays and poetry before he left for Copenhagen, but it ting plays and poetry before he left for Copenhagen, but it was not until 1835 that he published the first of the fairytwas not until 1835 that he published the first of the fairytwas not until 1835 that he published the first of the fairytales that would bring him international renown. Since then, ales that would bring him international renown. Since then, ales that would bring him international renown. Since then, his over 200 fairytales have enjoyed undiminished popularityhis over 200 fairytales have enjoyed undiminished popularityhis over 200 fairytales have enjoyed undiminished popularity, providing the basis for favorite American interpretations , providing the basis for favorite American interpretations , providing the basis for favorite American interpretations such as Disney's The Little Mermaid. such as Disney's The Little Mermaid. such as Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Author and illustrator Shirley Hughes was born near Liverpool, U. K. on July 16, 1927. She studied drawing and costume design at Liverpool School of Art and the Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford. At first she was an illustrator of other author's works, but in 1960 she published Lucy and Tom's Day, which was the first book she wrote and illustrated. Since then she has written and illustrated over 50 books. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Dogger in 1977, the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished services to children's literature in 1984, and the OBE for services to children's literature in 1998. She currently lives in London with her husband.

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