The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  

The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales

Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrated by
Part of the Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series

RRP £18.99

Synopsis

The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

This book collects 17 of Andersen's incomparable stories, among them The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, The Red Shoes; The wild Swans and his fantasy masterpiece, The Snow Queen. The book is illustrated in full colour by W. Heath Robinson. This volume is presented in exquisitely designed foil-stamped binding, with distinctive gilt edging and an attractive silk-ribbon bookmark.

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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
320 pages

Author

Hans Christian Andersen
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Publisher

Sterling an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co Inc

Publication date

1st June 2017

ISBN

9781435163683


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