Andersen's Fairy Tales (Signet Classic Series)

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Originally published in 1991, this collection of classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by internationally acclaimed artist Lisbeth Zwerger, has been expanded -- three stories added -- and completely redesigned.

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Overview

Originally published in 1991, this collection of classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by internationally acclaimed artist Lisbeth Zwerger, has been expanded -- three stories added -- and completely redesigned.

Twenty-nine tales including "The Garden of Paradise," "The Shepherdess and the Sweep," and "The Tinder Box."

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Fairy tale classics from Hans Christian Andersen and illustrations by internationally acclaimed artist Lisbeth Zwerger -- it doesn't get better than this! Originally published in 1991, this stunning collection has been redesigned and expanded with three stories. From familiar tales, such as "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Princess and the Pea" to lesser-known stories, such as "The Sandman" and "The Jumpers," the collection is fully illustrated in Zwerger's elegant and eye-catching signature style.
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Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, edited and illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger, trans. 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. The 11 tales include the familiar ("The Little Match Girl") and the lesser-known ("The Sandman"). Zwerger's signature watercolors come alive in full-page illustrations elegantly and simply framed in a band of white. From grief-stricken Thumbeline leaning over the dead swallow to the self-deluded, nearly naked emperor admiring himself vainly in the mirror, the artwork conveys a range of emotions. ( May) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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In these magical tales, even the most ordinary objects like cupboards, darning needles, & dolls are animated & have personalities. 22 tales from "The Tinder Box" & "The Real Princess" to "The Ugly Duckling" & "The Emperor's New Clothes." Ages 9 & up
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451521071
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/2/1987
  • Series: Signet Classic Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 384
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.38 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
Reared in poverty, Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen created more than 200 folk and fairy tales beloved by countless generations of children -- and adults.

Biography

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, Denmark, to a poor family. He left home as a 14-year-old to seek his fortune at the theatre in Copenhagen. Andersen began writing plays and poetry before he left for Copenhagen, but it was not until 1835 that he published the first of the fairytales that would bring him international renown. Since then, his over 200 fairytales have enjoyed undiminished popularity, providing the basis for favorite American interpretations such as Disney's The Little Mermaid.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      April 2, 1805
    2. Place of Birth:
      Odense, Denmark
    1. Date of Death:
      August 4, 1875
    2. Place of Death:
      Copenhagen, Denmark

Table of Contents

The Garden of Paradise 1
Little Tiny 18
The Fir Tree 32
The Storks 43
Little Ida's Flowers 50
The Red Shoes 60
The Ugly Duckling 68
The Princess and the Pea 80
The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf 82
The Angel 92
The Bottle Neck 96
The Snow Queen 110
The Marsh King's Daughter 147
The Swineherd 189
The Little Match Girl 195
The Emperor's New Clothes 199
Hans Clodhopper 205
Great Claus and Little Claus 210
The Wild Swans 224
The Nightingale 242
Elder-Tree Mother 254
Holger the Dane 265
The Bell 272
The Shepherdess and the Sweep 278
The Steadfast Tin Soldier 284
The Roses and the Sparrows 290
The Old Street Lamp 303
What the Good Man Does Is Always Right 313
The Tinder Box 320
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2011

    Table of Contents differs from online advertised

    I was confused when I got this book because the Table of Contents displayed online is not the actual table of contents in the book. I was dissappointed to find out that this volumne does NOT include Thumbelina or The Little Mermaid. The actual collection of stories differs. In addition, I wish the book included more illustrations. The Table of Contents in the actual book includes the following tales: The Garden of Paradise, Little Tiny, The Fir Tree, The Storks, Little Ida's Flowers, The Red Shoes, The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea, The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf, The Angel, The Bottle Neck, The Snow Queen, The March King's Daughter, The Swineherd, The Little Match Girl, The Emperor's New Clothes, Hans Clodhopper, Great Claus and Little Claus, The Wild Swans, The Nightingale, Elder-Tree Mother, Holger the Dane, The Bell, The Shephedress aned the Sweep, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Roses and the Sparrows, The Old Street Lamp, What the Good Man Does Is Always Right, The Tinder Box.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2004

    Not for young children!

    I purchased this set of CDs for my 5 year-old thinking she would use her imagination while listening to 'enchanting' fairy tales (versus watching some 'mindless' video). The Emperor's New Clothes and The Ugly Ducking were interesting stories and we enjoyed them very much. Unfortunately, though, many of the tales were 'dark' and included stories about a soldier who cuts an ugly witch's head off, an old man whose fingers were chopped off, a man dying and finally at death's door, etc. I couldn't allow my daughter to hear such descriptive 'adult' subject matter. I found the stories very inappropriate for young children. I didn't even enjoy them because of their depressing nature. The description of these CDs is not detailed enough and very misleading. I do feel that Erica Johns did a good job of narrating, but since these are fairy tales which are geared toward children, I cannot recommend this set.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2000

    A Childhood Memory Found

    This was a much loved (and often read) book from my childhood. I had opened it so often that the pages were falling apart. What a wonderful surprise to find it again - the stories and illustrations just as I remembered them! This new book sits proudly next to my well-worn, tattered old friend.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2009

    Andersen's Fairy Tales

    There isn't much to say considering the book, it is a classic and I recommend it to all.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 9, 2012

    Hate it do not read

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