Stories for Girls: Lovingly Adapted for Twenty-First Century Children


Fourteen of Hans Christian Andersen's best loved tales for girls, lovingly adapted for twenty-first century children. Includes The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, The Little Match Girl, The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen and Thumbelina.
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Fourteen of Hans Christian Andersen's best loved tales for girls, lovingly adapted for twenty-first century children. Includes The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, The Little Match Girl, The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen and Thumbelina.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587420092
  • Publisher: Inkling Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Pages: 148
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.32 (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.


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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The Little Match Girl
It was terribly cold and quickly growing dark on the last evening of the old year. The snow was coming down fast and covering everything in a thick white blanket. In the cold and dark, a poor little girl, with a bare head and naked feet, roamed the streets all alone. She had been wearing a pair of slippers when she left home that morning. But they were of little use. They were too large, so large, in fact, that they belonged to her mother. The little girl had lost them running across a street to avoid two horse-drawn carriages that were racing along very fast and might have crushed her beneath their steel-covered wheels. Afterward, she could not find one of the slippers. A boy grabbed the other and ran away, saying that he would use it as a cradle when he had children of his own. So the little girl went on in her naked feet, which soon turned red and blue from the cold. In an old apron that was much too big for her, she carried some matches. She had a bundle of them in her hands and had tried very hard that day to sell them to strangers on the street. But no one had bought a single match the whole day. No one had even given her a penny out of kindness. Shivering with cold and hunger, she crept along, ignored by all and unseen by most. The snowflakes fell on her long hair, which hung in curls down to her shoulders. Poor little child, she looked so miserable and so lonely. Copyright 2001 Michael W. Perry, All Rights Reserved.
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Table of Contents

Stories for Girls by Hans Christian Andersen

Foreword by George MacDonald

1. The Princess and the Pea

2. Little IdaÕs Flowers

3. Thumbelina

4. The Little Mermaid

5. The Daisy

6. The Wild Swans

7. The Ugly Duckling

8. The Snow Queen

9. The Little Match Girl

10. Five Peas in One Pod

11. ThereÕs No Doubt About It

12. The Girl Who Stepped on a Loaf of Bread

13. The Jewel of Wisdom

14. The Snowdrop

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