Stories from Hans Christian Andersen

Overview

For over 150 years, the enchanting fairy tales of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen have delighted people all over the world. This beautifully designed treasury gathers his most beloved tales in a gilt-stamped, hardcover edition, illustrated with 28 full-color images by Golden Age artist Edmund Dulac. Filled with such favorites as "The Snow Queen," "The Nightingale," and "The Emperor's New Clothes," this masterful collection will excite the senses of book lovers everywhere.

...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (11) from $18.99   
  • New (8) from $21.36   
  • Used (3) from $18.99   
Stories From Hans Christian Andersen (Illustrated)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$0.99
BN.com price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

For over 150 years, the enchanting fairy tales of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen have delighted people all over the world. This beautifully designed treasury gathers his most beloved tales in a gilt-stamped, hardcover edition, illustrated with 28 full-color images by Golden Age artist Edmund Dulac. Filled with such favorites as "The Snow Queen," "The Nightingale," and "The Emperor's New Clothes," this masterful collection will excite the senses of book lovers everywhere.

Eleven fairy tales by the master storyteller are retold in a voice that is fresh and inventive and yet always true to the spirit of Andersen. The jaunty, playful illustrations add to the fun, bringing out with humor and verve all the childlike aspects of the tales. Full-color illustrations.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Matthews ( Dr. Monsoon's Amazing Finishing Academy ) and Snow recast 11 selections from the Andersen canon in this unspectacular volume. While they include such sweetmeats as ``The Wild Swans,'' in which a princess rescues her brothers from a queen's wicked spell, many of the well-known choices are pessimistic if not morbid: ``The Little Match Girl,'' ``The Fir Tree'' and others prove that fairy-tale heroes and heroines don't always live happily ever after. But Snow's small, bland cartoons of pleasant, smiling characters conspicuously tiptoe around the bleak elements. Some of his art seems thoroughly incongruous, such as the cheery final illustration for ``The Little Mermaid.'' Matthews, who states that he aimed to make the stories ``immediate and enjoyable for a modern audience'' and to preserve the ``spirit of Andersen,'' meddles more than necessary; for example, the cloth woven for the famously fashionable emperor is said to be invisible not just to fools but to people ``who aren't doing their work properly.'' Meant to update Andersen's 19th-century classics, this collection merely waters them down. Ages 7-10. (Sept.)
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Matthews has simplified the story lines and modernized the language of 11 familiar Andersen tales. His style is conversational and lively, and he avoids the use of slang. Snow's cartoon illustrations create a feeling of bumptious good humor and are well integrated throughout the text, varying from small pictures in the middle of a page, to full-page spreads. This lighthearted approach of both text and pictures is somewhat at odds with the irony and tragedy of tales such as ``The Pig Boy,'' ``The Little Mermaid,'' and ``The Steadfast Tin Soldier.'' It works best with the more amusing ``Princess and the Pea'' and ``The Emperor's New Clothes.'' Unfortunately, the emperor is shown on the cover, the title page, and in the book wearing boxer shorts, though he is referred to as naked, a minor distortion, yet one that stands out. In condensing the tales, the layers of meaning and emotion in the originals are lost. Still, Matthew's edition, with its large clear type and generous margins, is open and inviting. It will attract young readers to the tales, and it does provide a serviceable first reading of the familiar classics.-Karen James, Louisville Free Public Library, KY
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606600009
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/18/2008
  • Series: Calla Editions Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 721,330
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.50 (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

Read More Show Less
    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 Snow Queen
The Nightingale
The Real Princess
The Garden of Paradise
The Mermaid
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Wind's Tale
 
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)