Fairy Tales Of Hans Christian Andersen
Written by Hans Christian Andersen, Naomi Lewis
Lovereading4kids Price £7.99
£9.99 saving £2.00 (20%)
when in stock
As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.Compare book price We'd love you to buy your books from Lovereading - especially if we helped you to choose them! But as our mantra is guidance, and that includes guidance on price, please do use our 'Compare Book Price' service to discover if the best value deal is from Lovereading or another specialist bookstore.
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
The Lovereading4Kids comment
Thumbelina, The Nightingale, The Ugly Duckling and The Princess and the Pea, are all here in a wonderful collection of stories written by Hans Christian Anderson. Some of the stories are very moralistic, yet retain a mischievous sense of humour. Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales are incomparable. They have a level of depth absent in any other collection of fairy tales.
Why Sally Grindley, December 2010 Guest Editor, has chosen this book:
"I remember wanting to read these over and over again – still do, now that I’ve delved into them in order to write this piece. Hans Andersen was the master of the fairy tale form, and the range of his work is staggering. The tales abound with universal themes and deep intuitions. Many find their way into the hands of very young children as picture books, such as The Ugly Duckling and The Princess and the Pea, others are very much part of collections that are read and loved by older children. My personal favourite is The Little Match Girl, where horror and beauty are so stunningly juxtaposed."
Fairy Tales Of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen, Naomi Lewis
Hans Christian Andersen called his life a fairy tale - rising from the obscurity of the slums to become one of the most famous men in the world. But, as Naomi Lewis points out in her introduction, "fairy tales also have their darker side". In life, Andersen was plagued by self-doubt, financial insecurity and toothache, just as the protagonists of his stories had to face terrible trials, forests of thorns and unscalable glass mountains. But it is these dark moments that are among the most memorable aspects of Andersen's tales. Here are thirteen of his very best stories, including "The Princess and the Pea"; "Thumbelina"; "The Emperor's New Clothes"; "The Little Mermaid"; "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Snow Queen".
About the Author
Interest Age: 5+
Hans Christian Andersen, Naomi Lewis
More books by Hans Christian Andersen, Naomi Lewis
Walker Books Ltd
1st November 2004
I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new booksElosie Clarkson – age 11
I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.Angela East
A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch
It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.Sam Bateman and family
I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their booDaisy Pennock – age 15
It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.Sam Harper – age 10
It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!Alice Horncastle, age 14
I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15