Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's Tale

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A lavishly illustrated retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, in honour of his bi-centenary

The powerful and haunting classic tale of the one-legged tin soldier who falls in love with a proud dancer. Valiantly enduring various trials, the soldier remains steadfast until the end.

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Overview

A lavishly illustrated retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, in honour of his bi-centenary

The powerful and haunting classic tale of the one-legged tin soldier who falls in love with a proud dancer. Valiantly enduring various trials, the soldier remains steadfast until the end.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842704431
  • Publisher: Andersen Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 511,339
  • Age range: 4 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.12 (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.

Biography courtesy of HarperCollins

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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

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  • Posted June 13, 2014

    Naomi Lewis's storyteller's quality translation and Lynch's beau

    Naomi Lewis's storyteller's quality translation and Lynch's beautiful and dramatic paintings make this a superb edition, none better. Get this for your 2-4th graders, both girls and boys. Adventure and - true love!

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