Hans Christian Andersen by Jens Andersen

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About Jens Andersen

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Jens Peter Jacobsen (18471885) made his literary debut with the novella "Mogens" in 1872. Diagnosed with advanced tuberculosis two years later, he completed several more short stories and two novels. Tiina Nunnally is the award-winning translator of numerous works of Scandinavian literature, including "Kristin Lavransdatter" (winner of the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize).
 
Published March 28, 2006 by Overlook. 630 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Andersen and Zwerger’s Swineherd enchants with an uncharacteristically (for him) funny resolution, courtesy of Bell’s graceful translation, and her characteristically ethereal illustrations.

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Furthermore, the pop-ups unfold into expansive scenes with multiple layers and tongue-in-cheek notes—notably the pervasive recurrence of a pea motif and at the end, a display case with a pea that “vanishes” when the lid is raised.

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Alderson’s conversational tone brings warmth to the tale, and lively dialogue develops the characters.

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The newly created art is bright and naturalistic, with sweet touches like bonnets for the mother ducks and—despite a reference to his “long naked neck”—a uniform covering of silky down on the gracefully posed new hatchling.

Aug 10 2011 | Read Full Review of Hans Christian Andersen

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A pair of wish-granting galoshes is left in a cloakroom during a party by two elegantly dressed fairies.

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Mills shortens Andersen’s tale of a miniature child snatched by one prospective suitor after another, and tweaks it to give the protagonist an independent streak: “Yes, I will go now and find my own happiness!” she exclaims, climbing onto the swallow’s back to escape marriage to the boring Mole.

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Like a character in one of his own fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen almost magically transformed himself from penniless street urchin to one of Europe's most celebrated authors.

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A page of text appears, with a fish bobbing as if in a slight current at the bottom of the page.

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Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller Jackie Wullschlager 528pp, Penguin/Allen Lane £20 Buy it at BOL 'You certainly do your best to wear out your friends ...

Nov 18 2000 | Read Full Review of Hans Christian Andersen

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The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen, translated by Jeffrey Frank and Diana Crone Frank 356pp, Granta, £15 Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, translated by Tiina Nunnally 496pp, Allen Lane, £20 Perhaps more than most genres, folk tales depend for their po...

Dec 04 2004 | Read Full Review of Hans Christian Andersen

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Isadora’s latest interpretation of a fairy tale remains mostly loyal to the story line, but its sensual, mosaiclike collages create depth and texture, evoking the essence of an African savanna.

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"In this faithful retelling of the classic tale, Pinkney transports the heroine from Andersen's European setting to the bustling city streets and crowded tenements of early 1920s America," said PW in a starred review.

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In this spare and lilting unabridged translation of the classic tale, the tiny girl's pleasant life is interrupted when she is stolen in sleep by an ugly matron-toad who seeks a wife for her son.

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For example, the Snow Queen's guards, described by Andersen as ``great ugly porcupines, others like snakes rolled into knots with their heads peering out, and others like little fat bears with bristling hair,'' are pictured as splintered icy dragons or gargoyles under attack from triumphant golde...

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Isadora's (Isadora Dances) haunting retelling of this classic tale leaves Disney's cotton-candy version far behind.

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Dogs--curious and well groomed, playful and preening--are the vain emperor's most important fashion accessory in this witty new edition of Andersen's tale.

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while the victim to be rescued is a boy.'' Barrett (see review of Beware Beware , above) contributes gentle watercolor and pencil illustrations, evoking an ageless fairy-tale realm while a frisson of danger lingers beneath her flower-filled images.

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Pinkney's (Rikki-Tikki-Tavi) supple, exquisitely detailed watercolors provide a handsome foil to his graceful adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic.

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Crossley-Holland (Storm) and So (The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury) bring out all the luster of Andersen's classic tale in this beguiling book.

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The larger-than-life adventures (relatively speaking) of Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina unfold in Brad Sneed's illustrations.

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Pinkney (The Ugly Duckling) sets this retelling of Andersen's classic tale in Morocco instead of the original China, inspiring a score of lush illustrations and a fresh, piquant narrative.

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The warm, comforting visions (a sumptuous feast, a twinkling Christmas tree, her late grandmother's loving face) that appear to the girl as she slowly burns through her wares shine bright as day in Pinkney's vividly detailed ink-and-watercolor compositions, as finely wrought as his admirers expect.

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by Anthea Bell, originally published in 1991, includes three additional stories, and its new design matches Zwerger's Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz.

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the next shows the reviving Emperor, his crown askew and his brocade robes creased, raising himself up to hear the voice of his loyal friend as the specter of Death departs.

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Old favorites such as ``The Ugly Duckling'' and ``The Snow Queen'' are the mainstay of this 12-story collection, but older readers already familiar with Andersen may welcome the inclusion of such lesser known tales as ``The Snowman'' and ``Father's Always Right'' ($19.99, 144p, all ages ISBN 0-67...

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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"";

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Lewis gives readers a brief history of the author's life and career, then introduces each of the included 13 stories with details older readers will relish, including first publication date, musings from Andersen about the writing of the tales, and the stories' place in fairy tale history.

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Zwerger, who has illustrated several Andersen tales as individual picture books, here presents an oversized storybook collection of eight, ranging from the readily familiar (``The Emperor's New Clothes'';

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While they include such sweetmeats as ``The Wild Swans,'' in which a princess rescues her brothers from a queen's wicked spell, many of the well-known choices are pessimistic if not morbid: ``The Little Match Girl,'' ``The Fir Tree'' and others prove that fairy-tale heroes and heroines don't alwa...

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Sep 30 2010 | Read Full Review of Hans Christian Andersen

The Bookbag

There are many great anthologies of classic tales, but The Orchard Book Of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales is amongst the very best, particularly because of the writing.

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Scotsman.com

The props, a mix of everyday items saw a shoe, coat-hanger and shirt become a raven and books and gloves became birds Treat yourself and your family to this accomplished piece of theatre.

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London Review of Books

My youngest daughter is Danish and I currently live in Denmark, where, quite against the grain of my preconceptions, I have learnt that Andersen (HC, as the Danes refer to him) is not just a children’s writer, but, in the standard literary histories, a central figure in the 19th-century Danish ca...

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The New York Review of Books

Each print has an approximate image size of 7-1/2" x 10-1/2", is printed on heavy white archival paper, and comes in a matte black wood-composite 12" x 16" glass frame with an off-white acid-free archival mat.

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Red Room

It’s even forgotten by lovers of Danny Kaye motion pictures, and fans of the music of Frank Loesser.

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“Clod-poll,” or “Clod-Hans.”) In addition to these stories, The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen includes canonical fairy tales like “The Princess on the Pea,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Nightingale,” “The Sweethearts,” “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Snow Queen,” “The Red Shoes,” “The Little ...

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"I'm Hans Christian Andersen, Andersen, that's me, that's who," Danny Kaye trills in the 1952 RKO film, Hans Christian Andersen.

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While Andersen's significance as an author is based on his contribution to the development and revitalization of the genre Kunstmärchen and these fairy tales gave Andersen the fame he sought, he wrote 156 fairy tales, but only a small part of them have been reprinted and widely circulated.

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Creative Loafing

Where Sam the Lovesick Snowman is the kind of show that gives cute a good name, The Snow Queen transcends the merely cute to offer a kind of timeless beauty that feels even older than Andersen's first telling.

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