The Tinder Box
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Apr 2, 2016 - 38 pages
Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author best known for writing children's stories including "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." But he didn't just write short stories, and his intended audience wasn't restricted to children. In addition to his fairy tales, Andersen wrote poems, plays, novels, travel books, essays, and more. He hungered for recognition at home (Denmark) and abroad-and he got it! Eventually. Today, his stories can be read in over one hundred languages. But no matter what language they're in, Andersen's tales have got something for everyone. In them, you'll find beauty, tragedy, nature, religion, artfulness, deception, betrayal, love, death, judgment, penance, and-occasionally-a happy ending. They're complex tales, but since Andersen himself was pretty complex, we like to think that art imitates life. Or something like that. Includes vintage illustration!
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Gold_Gato - LibraryThing
A children's story from Hans Christian Andersen matched with exquisite illustrations from Bagram Ibatoulline equals a bedtime marvel for child and adult alike. The artwork is simply fantastic and it ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing
The Tinderbox, illustrated and retold by Barry Moser. Andersen's tale of an impoverished soldier whose life is transformed by a magical tinderbox is transplanted from mythical Denmark to the mountains ... Read full review