Tales from Hans Christian Andersen

Overview


A wonderful story collection, this beautiful volume features all the warmth and wit of the 19th-century originals from the master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Emma Chichester Clark's magical, colorful images are combined with Naomi Lewis's beautiful writing to make this an anthology to treasure.
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Overview


A wonderful story collection, this beautiful volume features all the warmth and wit of the 19th-century originals from the master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Emma Chichester Clark's magical, colorful images are combined with Naomi Lewis's beautiful writing to make this an anthology to treasure.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Hans Christian Andersen was born to poor parents in Denmark in 1805. At age fourteen, a few years after the death of his father, Anderson left his hometown for Copenhagen to be an actor, singer, and dancer. It was his writing, however, that made him famous around the world. His stories captivated readers. In this fine collection of tales, respected literary critic and leading authority on Andersen, Naomi Lewis has selected familiar and some unfamiliar stories to include. "The Princess and the Pea" will be familiar to readers, as will her wonderful telling of "The Nightingale" and "The Little Match Girl," who, freezing to death on New Year's Eve, flies off to heaven with her long-dead grandmother. Other tales are unfamiliar but seem quintessentially Andersen. "Elf Hill," with its magic and humor, involves the wedding of one of the Elf-King's daughters to the Great Troll of Norway. In "Little Ida's Flowers," a girl witnesses tulips dancing in the night. The enchanting illustrations garnered artist Emma Chicheter Clark a nomination for the Kurt Maschler Award for this book, when it was first published as Elf Hill in the United Kingdom. Clark also is the author/illustrator for the "Blue Kangaroo" series. 2005 (orig. 1999), Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Ages 4 to 8.
—Valerie O. Patterson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847805102
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Publication date: 8/12/2014
  • Series: Classics Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 76
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


Naomi Lewis (1911–2009) was a leading authority on the writing of Hans Christian Andersen. A distinguished children's writer, poet, and much-respected reviewer of children's books, she died in 2009. Emma Chichester Clark is the winner of the Mother Goose Award and has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Kurt Maschler Award, and the Blue Peter Book Award. She has illustrated books from authors including Roald Dahl, Michael Morpurgo, and Geraldine McCaughrean. Also the author and illustrator of the popular Blue Kangaroo series, she lives in London.
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