Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated Edition by Hans Christian Andersen

Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated Edition

Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Part of the Walker Illustrated Classics Series

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The best-loved tales by master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen are elegantly retold in this beautifully illustrated edition. Hans Christian Andersen’s stories encompass a wide range of emotions from the pathos of stories such as The Ugly Duckling and The Little Match Girl to the sheer entertainment of The Princess and the Pea or The Emperor’s New Clothes. Joel Stewart’s illustrations capture both the humour and the dark elements of the stories.
This title is part of the Walker Illustrated Classics, a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated by some of today's finest artists. These exquisitely designed books, with their magnificent words and glorious pictures, are a pleasure to read - and re-read. The classics have never looked so good.

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Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated Edition by Hans Christian Andersen

Combining dark moments of genius with lighter moment of fantasy, the tales include "The Princess and the Pea", "Thumbelina", "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Snow Queen" and many more.


Elegantly translated ... and beautifully illustrated. * The Guardian * Quite simply a stunningly beautiful book, immaculately designed and produced. * Book Trusted News * A level of depth absent in any other fairy tales collection. * My Child *

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen was born on April 2, 1805, and his early life was full of great sadness. His family was very poor. His father was a sad shoemaker. His father would read him a story every day at 2:00. His father died when he was 11 years old. When Hans Andersen was the age of 14 he ran away to Copenhagen.

Andersen was Denmark's most famous author. Andersen wrote as many as 350 stories. His books are read all over the world. Here are 5 of the many stories hewrote: The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Red Shoes. One of his most interesting book's is The Emperor's New Clothes It is about a king who is very vain,and two people teach him a lesson. Andersen always wanted new things, but he could not buy them. This story is a reflection of his life.

All of the stories Andersen wrote were with a great desire to make people laugh. He also wrote because he didn't want children to have a sad childhood as he did. He also wanted to fill little girls' and little boys' hearts full of joy and laughter. He always wrote with a sly humour. Through his writings, Andersen felt more self fulfilled.

Even after his death Hans Christian Andersen is still remembered today. Hans Andersen died on August 4, 1875. Denmark's people always celebrate his birthday with a party called "Odin Story Day". The Andersen home in Odense is now a museum, and thousand of people visit it every year. After he died people read his stories and loved them just like when he was alive.

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208 pages


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd August 2009




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