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Hans Christian Andersen's classic tales of foolish emperors, lonely mermaids, icy queens and clever princesses have delighted children and adults alike for nearly two centuries. The stories' unique magic and wonder make them essential reading for any childhood. This beautifully illustrated collection of Andersen's best-loved fairy tales includes The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea and The Emperor's New Clothes. Each story is brought to life with charming illustrations by Anastasiya Archipova, illustrator of dozens of children's books. This gift edition of Andersen's tales is designed for little hands and will make a beautiful addition to any bookshelf.
Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" has delighted readers for more than a century and inspired numerous adaptations. This anthology gathers 100 tales that share the winter theme of Andersen's classic. In addition to stories by Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, it includes works by Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Wilde, selections from Andrew Lang's fairy books, and Alexandre Dumas's The History of a Nutcracker.
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'It doesn't matter if you're born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan's egg!' (from 'The Ugly Duckling') This collection brings together some of Hans Christian Andersen's most popular fairy tales - including 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'Thumbelina' - in a celebration of one of the world's most widely recognised children's authors. With universal themes and dark humour at their heart, these moralistic tales have delighted readers since first publication in the nineteenth century and continued to be well loved today. The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, a storyteller of great importance to Western literature, have inspired many films, ballets and plays, and entertained generations of children and adults alike.
The icy Snow Queen has stolen Kay; can Gerda save him? An evil mirror splinters into a million pieces, piercing Kay through the heart and turning it into ice. The Snow Queen steals him away, but his friend Gerda embarks on a mission to bring him back. Meet the fierce robber girl, brave talking crows, snowflake guards and more in this magical wintry tale of adventure.
More than 200 years ago, two brothers from Kassel, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, published the first volume of their collection of German folktales. Over time the stories in their collection grew until finally they numbered 200 fairy tales and ten legends. What was initially an attempt to preserve German traditions for posterity is today the most widely read collection of stories after the Bible. From Snow White to Cinderella and Rapunzel to Rumpelstiltskin, the Brothers Grimm left behind a canon of fairy tales that have become classics of children's literature, part of the UNESCO world heritage, and an indispensable piece of our history and culture.Hans Christian Andersen's own life seemed to be out of a fairy tale-Charles Dickens was among his friends and admirers, and European princes held him in high regard. Through determination, talent, many a fortunate coincidence, and an exuberant imagination, he came out of impoverished circumstances to write himself into world literature. A fairytale kingdom without Andersen would be very impoverished itself and would have to do without characters such as the Snow Queen, the Princess and the Pea, Thumbelina or the Little Match Girl, but also many previously inanimate items which Andersen brought to life: silver shillings and darning needles, and especially his Steadfast Tin Soldier. The Grimms' and Andersen's tales have inspired generations of artists, and each fairy tale in this volume is colorfully interpreted by a famous illustrator: legends such as Kay Nielsen (a leading exponent of the Golden Age of Illustration that ended in the 1920s), the Arts and Crafts master Walter Crane, Arthur Rackham, and the Swiss commercial artist Herbert Leupin. Alongside are silhouettes from historical publications as well as new vignettes that were made especially for this edition, which dance across the pages in an intricate shadow play. Introductory essays, on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm as reflected in art and on Andersen as the heart and soul of the modern fairy tale, complement these flights of fancy, as do the short summaries on each fairy tale and artists' biographies.This double-sided book contains the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm on one side and Hans Christian Andersen's tales on the other, each with its own cover. The following fairy tales are included: The Brothers Grimm:The Frog Prince, The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, The Brave Little Tailor, Cinderella, Mother Holle, Little Red Riding Hood, The Bremen Town Musicians, The Shoemaker and the Elves, Tom Thumb's Travels, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, The Three Feathers, The Golden Goose, The Goose Girl, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Star Coins, The Hare and the Hedgehog, Puss 'n Boots Hans Christian Andersen:The Princess and the Pea, The Nightingale, The Swineherd, The Emperor's New Clothes, Twelve by Mail Coach, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Snow Queen, Ole Shut-Eye, The Ugly Duckling, Little Ida's Flowers, The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep, The Flying Trunk, The Little Match Girl, The Tinderbox About the series TASCHEN turns 40 this year! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. In 2020, we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program-now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.
Andersen's classic fairy tale of the princess who felt the lump under her matress. Full-color illustrations.
* As in The Ice Virgin, Andersen takes us into new territory - for an adult readership * The translator is a leading expert on Scandinavian literature The title story is one of Andersen's later narratives, combining the immediacy of the fairy tales with a complexity of construction as intricate as any in 19th-century fiction. Paul Binding is the first English translator to recognise this story's true nature, placing it beside The Ice Virgin (also in Angel Classics) at the summit of the classic European novella tradition. A Story from the Dunes narrates the life of the son of a high-born Spanish couple born literally out of shipwreck, who grows up to all intents and purposes Danish among the seafaring folk of the Jutland peninsula, knowing nothing of his origins, and whose adult life pursues a downward path until he attains, tragically, a state of grace. The shorter tales in this selection vary in mood, but all carry Andersen's characteristic whimsy, light but deadly serious: the social/political satire Everything in its Right Place, the mischievous What One Can Think Of, about a would-be writer who can't think of anything to write about, and one of Andersen's very last stories, the elegiac What Old Johanne Told.
From wicked queens and fearsome beasts to sneaky witches and terrible giants, this stunning collection of darkly magical fairy tales gathers together stories of children who show true courage and face their fears. Rediscover seven classic emboldening tales, Hansel and Gretel, The Selfish Giant, Beauty and the Beast, The Spirit in the Bottle, Vassilissa, The Wild Swans and The Three Golden Hairs from renowned storytellers the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Oscar Wilde and more. Each story is enriched by atmospheric artwork from award-winning illustrator Scott Plumbe. Perfect for bedtime reading, this collection is an ideal gift for fearless children everywhere.
Hans Christian Andersen's entrancing tale of love, set between land and
sea, is retold by renowned storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean and
brought to life in magical silhouette artwork by illustrator Laura
Hans Christian Andersen was a master of other literary forms besides the fairy story - in particular, the novella for an adult readership. The Ice Virgin (1862) is the most ambitious and searching of all his narratives. Its subject is Switzerland, which Andersen saw as a paradigm of the human condition. The relationship between a gifted young climber-hunter from the remote Bernese Oberland and a prosperous miller's daughter from a comfortable French-speaking canton plays out themes such as instinct versus reason, daring versus security, the role of early experience in shaping identity. In the terrifying Ice Virgin and her eerie minions, with their implacable hatred of humankind, we have a glimpse of the fairy tale Andersen. But this is a thoroughly absorbing story of the real world. In his Afterword Paul Binding situates The Ice Virgin in its author's life and work and explains why he places this novella in the first rank of world literature.
In this delightfully funny retelling of the classic story, the emperor hires two tailors to make him a new set of elegant and magical clothes - clothes that foolish people will think are invisible When the emperor parades through town in his fine new clothes, while really just wearing polka-dotted shorts, only a child is willing to speak up and tell the truth.
This collection of twenty-six tales features reproductions of the
original illustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen and Lorenz Frolich,
especially photographed from the drawings in the Hans Andersen
Museum at Odense.
Thumbelina may only be the size of a thumb, but she is brimful of kindness and good nature. Stolen away in the middle of the night, she is forced to take refuge wherever she can find it. Slimy toads, mice and moles all offer her shelter, but it isn't always comfortable. Will she ever find a place that she can truly call her home? The enchanting storytelling and illustrations capture the magic of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supportin g their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening. This pack provides 6 copies of the same title.
Hans Christian Andersen's classic story of The Snow Queen has enchanted
children for over 150 years.
Delve into worlds of myth and magic in this beautiful slipcased collection of fairy and folk tales, presented in six clothbound volumes. This wonderful box set brings together over 150 classic fairy tales from the genre's most illustrious writers, including Charles Perrault, Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. Discover the soldier whose tinderbox grants wishes, the girl whose shoes won't stop dancing and the mysterious locked room of Bluebeard's. It also includes tales from the Norse tradition, the Irish tradition, and a selection of fairy tales from the rest of the world. These beautiful editions are bound in high-quality cloth with embossed cover-designs and matching color endsheets. Presented in a decorative slipcase with luxurious cloth finishes on the top and bottom, this collection makes a perfect gift or keepsake of classic tales to treasure forever. Tales include: * The Snow Queen * Hansel and Grethel * How the Tiger Got His Stripes * Puss in Boots * Rapunzel * The Three Billy-Goats Gruff * The Magic Pipe ABOUT THE SERIES: The Arcturus Collector's Classics series are high-quality, clothbound box-sets of classic works of literature. With elegant embossed cover-designs and coloured endpapers, these editions make wonderful gifts or collectibles to treasure forever.
Hans Christian Andersen's classic story of The Snow Queen has enchanted children for over 150 years. Join Gerda on her journey to rescue her best friend Kai from the Snow Queen's icy palace in this magical retelling from award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, with stunning silhouette illustrations by Laura Barrett. With a sparkling foiled cover, this beautiful gift book is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf!
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This wonderful anthology features the stories of some of the best-loved
heroines in children's books. From Jo March who sells her hair to raise
money for her family, to George's single-minded commitment to
protecting her island in The Famous Five to Bobbie's quick-thinking
action that prevents a train crash in The Railway Children, these girls
demonstrate courage beyond their years.
Hans Christian Andersen's magical tale of friendship and adventure is retold through the beautiful and intricate illustrations of Finnish illustrator Sanna Annukka. Cloth-bound in deep blue, with silver foil embellishments, The Snow Queen is a unique work of art. Sanna Annukka is familiar to many from her collaborations with Marimekko and her artwork for Keane's album, Under the Iron Sea. For her second book project, she illustrates Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale, The Snow Queen. A beautiful gift to give and receive.
The prince is looking for a true princess to be his wife, but all the girls he meets are too rude, too vain or too greedy. One stormy night a young lady knocks on the palace door claiming to be a princess, so the queen decides to put her to the test. Will she feel the pea underneath the huge pile of mattresses? This classic fairy tale is wonderfully brought to life with soft, colourful illustrations by popular illustrator Maja Dusikova.
If a shard of the magic mirror enters your eye, you become a servant of the cold-hearted Snow Queen, doomed to a life of ice and snow. At least, that's what the storybook says ... and surely it can't be true. But when her best friend Kai disappears without a trace, Gerda begins to suspect that this mysterious Snow Queen might be to blame. Travelling through the seasons to find him, will Gerda be able to discover the truth and can her warm heart keep her safe in the frozen north? TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening. This pack provides 6 copies of the same title.
A girl journeys across unknown lands to rescue her friend from the clutches of The Snow Queen, who has imprisoned his heart in ice. A sister struggles to break the spell that has turned her ten princely brothers into swans. A mermaid decides to leave her underwater world behind for love. These renowned fairy tales, brimming with imaginative richness, are some of the most magical and inspiring ever written. Contains: 'The Snow Queen', 'The Wild Swans', 'The Nightingale', 'The Little Mermaid', 'The True-Hearted Tin Soldier'
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