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Andersen's Fairy Tales

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Andersen's Fairy Tales

by Hans Christian Anderson


Quick Overview

Originally published in 1991, this collection of classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by internationally acclaimed artist Lisbeth Zwerger, has been expanded -- three stories added -- and completely redesigned.


For over one hundred years, Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tales have charmed and entertained audiences around the world. Blending the old folk tales told to him as a child with a mixture of colloquial speech and fantasy, Andersen's stories reveal a vision rich in humor, sharp with irony, and reflect both the sadness and joy of living. The forty-seven tales in this beautifully translated collection transport readers into a magical world of kings and princesses, farm lads and mermaids, witches, and even the devil's grandmother! But whether we are marveling at the fragile porcelain palace of the Emperor of China or weeping for the poor little match girl, every tale shocks us into recognizing a human truth - as clear as the nakedness of the Emperor in his new clothes, or the final beauty of the Ugly Duckling. As generation after generation of readers has discovered, and as Pat Shaw Iversen notes in a splendid Afterword, Hans Christian Andersen is a story teller who ranks as "one of the greatest literary geniuses the world has ever known." Size 1.14" H x 9.3" L x 6.83" W, 327 pages, hardcover.

Additional Information

ISBN 9780448060057
Author Hans Christian Anderson
Age Group age 6-9
Book Type No

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