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Hans Christian Andersen - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Hans Christian Andersen

Other books by Hans Christian Andersen

The Queen, the Princes and the Mermaid Hans Christian Andersen's Most Enchanting Tales

The Queen, the Princes and the Mermaid Hans Christian Andersen's Most Enchanting Tales

Author: Hans Christian Andersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

A sister struggles to break the spell that has turned her ten brothers into swans; a mermaid leaves her underwater world behind for love; a girl journeys across unknown lands to rescue her friend from the clutches of the Snow Queen, who has imprisoned his heart in ice. These five renowned tales are some of the most magical and inspiring to spring from Hans Christian Andersen's rich imagination. Contains: 'The Snow Queen', 'The Wild Swans', 'The Nightingale', 'The Little Mermaid', 'The True-Hearted Tin Soldier'

The Little Mermaid Classic Pop-up and Play

The Little Mermaid Classic Pop-up and Play

Author: Hans Christian Andersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

The ultimate gift edition of the Grimm Brothers' classic tale, with intricate silhouette artwork and a pop-up-and-play theatre finale. Unfold the concertina pages to follow the little mermaid's journey from her undersea palace to the sea's surface where she sees and falls in love with a young prince. Reveal a beautiful pop-up sea palace on the final page and interact using the stand-up play figures. Discover enchanting silhouette artwork from artist Laura Barrett alongside a simple, evocative retelling of this famous tale. With a decorative foiled cover, this lavish gift book is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf.

A Christmas Greeting (Esprios Classics)

A Christmas Greeting (Esprios Classics)

Author: Hans Christian Andersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2020

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales Classic Tales

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales Classic Tales

Author: Hans Christian Andersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

The author Hans Christian Andersen is regarded as a national treasure by his homeland Denmark, but his popularity extends far beyond his native shores. As one of the most translated authors in the world, there are hundreds of editions of his books in many languages. He is known predominantly for his remarkable series of fairy tales, many of which remain classics today, providing both inspiration for many film versions of his famous tales, as well as new collections of his stories. Evocative and poignant, their rich narratives are hugely compelling and tend to explore morality in an accessible and thought-provoking way. He was a great admirer of Dickens, and they conducted a literary friendship for many years. This latest collection celebrates Andersen's unique literary output and gathers together a large selection of much-loved tales such as 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Emperor's New Clothes', 'The Ugly Duckling', 'The Princess and the Pea' and 'The Snow Queen'.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Author: Hans Christian Andersen, Sam Sloan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2020

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Author: Hans Christian Andersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Han Christian Andersen Fairy Tales Han Andersons Fairy

Han Christian Andersen Fairy Tales Han Andersons Fairy

Author: Hans Christian Andersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

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