The Tinder Box

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From a humble childhood, the writer
Hans Christian Andersen became one of the world's best loved story tellers. Here is one of his earlier stories 'The Tinder Box' that was first published in 1835.

Hans Christian Andersen 1805 1875

The Tinder Box...

A soldier came marching along the high road: "Left, right-left, right." He had his knapsack ...

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Overview

From a humble childhood, the writer
Hans Christian Andersen became one of the world's best loved story tellers. Here is one of his earlier stories 'The Tinder Box' that was first published in 1835.

Hans Christian Andersen 1805 1875

The Tinder Box...

A soldier came marching along the high road: "Left, right-left, right." He had his knapsack on his back, and a sword at his side; he had been to the wars, and was now returning home.

As he walked on, he met a very frightful-looking old witch in the road. Her under-lip hung quite down on her breast, and she stopped and said, "Good evening, soldier; you have a very fine sword, and a large knapsack, and you are a real soldier; so you shall have as much money as ever you like"...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781496129352
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/3/2014
  • Pages: 30
  • Sales rank: 1,065,582
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.06 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    I remember this story from childhood.

    While I'm glad I purchased this fairy tale, there is a problem with the formatting of the first page of text and the first illustration. Half of the text on the first page is cut off. Otherwise, the story is the same as I remember my father reading to me as a child. Wish there was an email address to write to to fix the problem.

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