Thumbelina

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ABDO, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 28 pages
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A long time ago in Denmark, a childless couple is blessed with a radiantly beautiful baby girl. She is no bigger than a thumb, so she is called Thumbelina. Snatched from her family by an ugly toad who wants to marry her, Thumbelina escapes , befriending various creatures of the forest. Ultimately, she meets the king of the flower angels, with whom she finds happiness forever. Hans Christian Andersen's tiny heroine will capture your heart and imagination.
 

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User Review  - DVerdecia - LibraryThing

A cute story. Makes me wonder if this is the abridged version or if that is all there is. I thought the personification of the animals was cute. It is a good story to have an adult read to a child ... Read full review

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User Review  - MelynnReadmond - LibraryThing

This story is a classic. I enjoyed reading this picture book since the illustrations were small and in black in white as an aid to the words. The language was descriptive and powerful. This classic ... Read full review

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Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 12
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About the author (2005)

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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