The Young Hans Christian Andersen by Karen Hesse

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Hans Christian Anderson was born in the slums of Odense, Denmark. His parents were hardworking, and Hans received little formal education, but his childhood was his opening to the world of folklore and fairy tales. Much of his work depicts characters who gain happiness in life after suffering and conflicts and many of his childhood experiences inspired his most famous tales, such as The Ugly Duckling and The Little Mermaid. In this intimate and gripping biography of one of the world's greatest storytellers, Karen Hesse and acclaimed artist Erik Blegvad connect Hans's own experiences
 

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KAREN HESSE won the Newbery Medal for Out of the Dust, and was recently named a MacArthur Fellow. Ms. Hesse and Ms. Watson previously collaborated on the picture book, The Cats in Krasinski Square, whichreceived three starred reviews as well as numerous awards and Honours. She lives in Vermont with her husband.
 
Published October 1, 2005 by Scholastic Inc.. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“The Ugly Duckling” was the story of Andersen’s life.

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Blegvad (who himself has translated Andersen's works in Twelve Tales ) creates sometimes comical pen-and-inks with watercolor wash that depict a gawky hero reminiscent of Ichabod Crane, and the occasional town scenes and landscapes resemble enchanting, jewel-bright etchings.

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