Elf Hill by Naomi Lewis
Tales from Hans Christian Andersen

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Here is an enchanted kingdom rumbling, tumbling and overflowing with sparkling new versions of Hans Christian Andersen stories, written with all the warmth, wry humour and character of the 19th-century originals. Naomi Lewis's elegant collection includes both well-loved favourites and less familiar but equally enthralling tales -- The Happy Family, Elf Hill, Little Ida's Flowers -- all chosen to appeal to young readers.

Emma Chichester Clark's illustrations create a magic world in an anthology which will be much read and greatly treasured.


About Naomi Lewis

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Lewis is a distinguished writer, critic, poet, and authority of children literature. Emma Chichester Clark was born in London, England, but grew up in Ireland. In 1975 she went back to England to attend the Chelsea School of Art in London. After completing her undergraduate degree, she enrolled at the Royal College of Art for her master's degree. She was approached by an editor at London publisher Bodley Head to illustrate for her first children's book entitled, Listen to This. Clark is considered one of England's most distinguished picture book creators. She has written and illustrated many of her own picture books while also creating accompanying artwork for numerous stories, picture books, anthologies, and retellings by other writers, including Roald Dahl. In her own books, which include Up in Heaven, The Story of Horrible Hilda and Henry, and the award-winning I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!, she features child, adult, and animal characters in humorous situations that provide realistic portrayals of human feelings and failings. Clark was also a visiting lecturer at Middlesex Polytechnic and City and Guilds School of Art, 1984-86. She had an exhibition of her illustrations at the Thumb Gallery, England, 1984 and 1987.
Published February 1, 2002 by Sagebrush Education Resources.
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Writer and Andersen-authority Lewis (Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales) here gathers nine of the master's incomparable tales, ranging from the very familiar (The Little Match Girl; The Princess and th

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