The Amazing Paper Cuttings of Hans Christian Andersen by Beth Wagner Brust

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Hans Christian Andersen was a gifted artist as well as a storyteller and writer who used his many talents to escape the poverty into which he was born. Beth Wagner Brust tells the story of Hans Christian Andersen as an artist, describing how and why he made paper cuttings, which, like his tales, were innovative and original.
 

About Beth Wagner Brust

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Beth Wagner Brust first discovered Andersen's paper cuttings at the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense, Denmark. When she learned that many of them had been made as presents for young people, she decided to tell the story of Andersen as an artist. She lives in California.
 
Published June 16, 2003 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 80 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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A fine short biography with an unusual focus: Andersen made hundreds (perhaps thousands) of whimsical, intricate paper cuttings incorporating many of the same images that appeared in his fairy tales--swans, princesses, angels, castles, dancers.

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The whimsical, often astonishingly complex paper cuttings executed by Hans Christian Andersen serve as the subject as well as the principal illustrations of this attractively designed book.

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"Andersen's whimsical, often astonishingly complex paper cuttings serve as the subject as well as the principal illustrations of this attractively designed book," wrote PW.

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