The Emperor's New Clothes

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Treasure Bay, 1998 - Fairy tales - 48 pages
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The Emperor, who cares for nothing in the world but his wardrobe, is among Hans Christian Andersen's most enduring comic creations. This rollicking retelling is great fun for today's young audiences, and the fresh new illustrations give this time-honored classic fresh appeal. Full color.

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Contents

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Section 2
Section 3
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About the author (1998)

Hans Christian Andersen, one of the best known figures in literature, is best know for combining traditional folk tales with his own great imagination to produce fairy tales known to most children today. The Danish writer was born in the slums of Odense. Although he was raised in poverty, he eventually attended Copenhagen University. Although Andersen wrote poems, plays and books, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Other Stories, written between 1835 and 1872. This work includes such famous tales as The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus, Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Story of a Mother and The Swineherd. Andersen's greatest work is still influential today, helping mold some of the works of writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and inspiring many of the works of Disney and other motion pictures. Andersen, who traveled greatly during his life, died in his home in Rolighed on August 4, 1875.

Goffe writes and illustrates children's books. He also paints watercolors, teaches judo and plays his double bass in local jazz bands.

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