The Steadfast Tin Soldier A Retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's Tale by Hans Christian Andersen, Naomi Lewis


The Steadfast Tin Soldier A Retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's Tale by Hans Christian Andersen, Naomi Lewis

Hans Christian Andersen's powerful and haunting tale describes how a one-legged tin soldier falls in love with a proud dancer from the same toy collection. The soldier valiantly endures the various trials inflicted on him because of his love, and remains steadfast until he meets his end.


'A lovely story of misfortune, courage and love.'

'Dramatically beautiful illustrations capture every nuance of this tragic story.'

'The interpretation of Andersen's poignant tale.'

'Lynch is a remarkable illustrator.'

's classic tale of the one-legged tin soldier who falls in love with a little paper dancing girl continues to be an enchanting tale of misfortune, courage and love. The Teacher'

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen, Naomi Lewis

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 humor. 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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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

6th January 2005



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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