Fairy Tales

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Echo Library, 2006 - Fiction - 112 pages
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18 classic tales, including The Emperor's New Clothes and The Snow Queen

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User Review  - catfantastic - LibraryThing

I have no idea how to rate this . . . it's a necessary foundation for appreciating stories in general, to be sure. But so very cruel some times. I read this as a child/young person and remember being ... Read full review

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In my opinion, this compilation of classics fairy tales is a must read for many reasons. First, the theme of this collection shifts from story to story. Classics such as "The Little Mermaid" has a ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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.

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