Andersen's Fairy Tales

Andersen's Fairy Tales

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by Hans Christian Andersen
     
 

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Beloved children's classics like The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, and The Princess and the Pea come alive in Andersen's enchanting collection of stories. Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his fairy tales. Among his best-known stories are "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," "The…  See more details below

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Beloved children's classics like The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, and The Princess and the Pea come alive in Andersen's enchanting collection of stories. Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his fairy tales. Among his best-known stories are "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Red Shoes." During Andersen's lifetime he was feted by royalty and acclaimed for having brought joy to children across Europe. His fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages and continue to be published in millions of copies all over the world and to inspire many other works.

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barnesandnoble.com
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.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105579561
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
401 KB

Meet the Author

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish writer of more than 150 stories, along with several novels and 3 autobiographies.
Tiina Nunnally is the award-winning translator of Kristin Lavransdatter (PEN/BOMC Translation Prize) and Smilla's Sense of Snow (Lewis Galantière Prize, American Translators Association).
Jackie Wullschlager, author of Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller, is a literary critic and chief art correspondent for the Financial Times.

Brief Biography

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

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