Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

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"The Snow Queen" is the perfect example of the wonderful weirdness and originality of Andersen's voice, the perfect winter's tale.
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This delightful collection of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales includes the following classic favorites:

- The Emperor's New Clothes
- The Swineherd
- The Real Princess
- The Shoes of Fortune
- The Fir Tree
- The Snow Queen
- The Leap-Frog
- The Elderbush
- The Bell
- The Old House
- The Happy Family
- The Story of a Mother
- The False Collar
- The Shadow
- The Little Match Girl
- The Dream of Little Tuk
- The Naughty Boy
- The Red Shoes

A great introduction to this beloved storyteller for all ages.

 

About Hans Christian Andersen

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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.
 
Published May 15, 2012 by HarperPerennial Classics. 150 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Edward Carey on Dec 26 2014

"The Snow Queen" is the perfect example of the wonderful weirdness and originality of Andersen's voice, the perfect winter's tale.

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