Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales: the classic children's treasury
Within these pages are eight of Hans Christian Andersen's most magical tales. Watch as the Ugly Duckling blossoms into a beautiful swan, and laugh along with the townspeople at the Emperor's new clothes. Here you'll meet the most celebrated citizens of Andersen's fabled world. You'll get to know Thumbelina, Silly Hans, The Steadfast Toy Soldier, and many more.
The stories in this book are selected from Andersen's most imaginative and best-known works. With original illustrations, these tales invite us into a world filled with magic, love, and bravery.
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born into a poor family and received little formal schooling until his late teens, when a benefactor enrolled him in a private school. Although Andersen wrote plays, poetry, and novels for adults, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Stories, written between 1835 and 1872, a collection of tales for children from which these stories have been adapted.
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Review: Hans Christian Andersen Fairy TalesUser Review - Scott Harris - Goodreads
Hans Christian Andersen was a phenomenal fairy tale writer and some of his stories have become so culturally common that they almost don't need retelling. Getting to hear them in their "original ... Read full review
Review: Hans Christian Andersen Fairy TalesUser Review - Robert Karapetyan - Goodreads
Ooohh! His stories are SO great, fascinating, interesting, witty. Can't pick right word. I like Hans Christian Andersen from The Ugly Duckling, The Little Match Girl, The Little Mermaid, The Princess ... Read full review
The Emperors New Clothes nitrated by Gary Rees
The Princess And The Pea i llustrated by Joan Martin May
Thumbelina illustrated by Kay Widdowson