Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Jan Pienkowski

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This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent stories.

It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor's New Clothes , the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince.


Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Jan Pienkowski

A collection that contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's stories.

It includes a wonderful cover illustration and new introduction by award-winning picture-book creator Jan Pienkowski.

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker and a washerwoman. He once said that ideas for stories 'lie in my mind like seeds and only need the kiss of a sunbeam or a drop of malice to flower'. Hans Andersen's stories began to be translated into English as early as 1846. Since then, numerous editions, and more recently Hollywood songs and a Disney cartoon, have helped to ensure the continuing popularity of the stories in the English-speaking world.

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224 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

23rd February 1995




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