Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales ...

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A very nice selection of Anderson’s fairytales, translated very well into English that is easy to read aloud. The colored illustrations are beautiful but I wish there were more of them in this edition. Read full review

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Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales are world renowned. Endlessly inventive and quirky, they've sparked countless adaptations and retellings, from Disney animated films to stage plays to choral ... Read full review

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Page 13 - ... and they knew that, and held themselves bolt upright, that they might be seen more plainly. They did not notice the little Daisy outside there, but the Daisy looked at them the more, and thought, "How rich and beautiful they are! Yes, the pretty bird flies across to them and visits them. I am glad that I stand so near them, for at any rate I can enjoy the sight of their splendor!
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