Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales: the classic children's treasury

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Courage Books, Sep 1, 1996 - Fiction - 56 pages
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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: Fairy Tales

User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

This is a pleasant collection of 18 fairy tales. Andersen does have a religious angle to his tales. It includes the well known story of The Emperor's New Clothes. Disney's recent movie Frozen is based ... Read full review

Review: Fairy Tales

User Review  - Lexi - Goodreads

All I can say is that Disney got it wrong. Very, VERY wrong. 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

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About the author (1996)

King was born in Stranraer, Scotland, in 1959. He lives in Prague.

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

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