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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.
Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales is an enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, and contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent stories including Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor's New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince. With a wonderful introduction by award-winning picture-book creator Jan Pienkowski. The book includes a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.. The Puffin Classics reissue includes: A Little Princess Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass Anne of Green Gables series Black Beauty Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Heidi Journey to the Centre of the Earth Little Women series Peter Pan Tales of the Greek Heroes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of King Arthur The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Call of the Wild The Jungle Book The Odyssey The Secret Garden The Wind in the Willows The Wizard of Oz Treasure Island
"The Christmas Cottage and Other Tales for the Child in You" is a blend of new old-world Christmas Fairy Tales peopled with Kings, Woodcutters, Princesses, Tailors, Witches, Little Goose Girls, a first Christmas story told through the eyes of the animals, a fictional tale from Ancient Livonia and some surprise visits from Santa mixed with the escapades of modern children solving their own mishaps - swallowing a button, biting a neighbor child, helping Grandma with cooking and trying to understand what it was like to be a little child when Grandma was young as well as the story of a little kitten's first day outside, told with the charm of an author who loves all the children of her mind equally. If you are looking for an easy and enchanting read that will make you smile all day, "The Christmas Cottage and Other Tales for the Child in You" comes highly recommended.
Danish poet and novelist Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is best known for the dozens of fairy tales he wrote, including "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Snow Queen." Andersen's sense of fantasy, power of description, and acute sensitivity are strikingly evident in his autobiography. Andersen masterfully depicts the extreme poverty of his provincial childhood and the international celebrity of his later years, and also provides insights into the sources of many of his most famous tales.
Only a child has the courage to speak the truth about the Emporer's lack of clothes, in this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's traditional fairy-tale. The illustrator sets the tale in a small kingdom around the year 1913, featuring fashions of the period and an early motor car.
This traditional Norwegian fairy tale is an epic story of a bewitched prince and the determined lassie who loves him, rags and riches, hags and heroism, magic and mystery, a curse and a quest, and wicked trolls with some of the longest noses ever seen!
Walker Illustrated Classics is a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated by some of today's finest artists. These exquisitely designed books, with their magnificent words and glorious pictures, are a pleasure to read - and re-read. The classics have never looked so good! Here, magnificently illustrated, are thirteen of Hans Christian Andersen's finest stories. Combining dark moments of genius with lighter moments of fantasy, the tales include The Princess and the Pea, Thumbelina, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen and many more.
Hans Christian Andersen's powerful and haunting tale describes how a one-legged tin soldier falls in love with a proud dancer from the same toy collection. The soldier valiantly endures the various trials inflicted on him because of his love, remaining steadfast until he meets his end, and beyond.
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