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This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent stories.
It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor's New Clothes , the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince.
A collection that contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's stories.
It includes a wonderful cover illustration and new introduction by award-winning picture-book creator Jan Pienkowski.
|Publication date:||23rd February 1995|
|Author:||Hans Christian Andersen, Jan Pienkowski|
|Publisher:||Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Classic Fiction, Short Stories, Traditional Tales|
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker and a washerwoman. He once said that ideas for stories 'lie in my mind like seeds and only need the kiss of a sunbeam or a drop of malice to flower'. Hans Andersen's stories began to be translated into English as early as 1846. Since then, numerous editions, and more recently Hollywood songs and a Disney cartoon, have helped to ensure the continuing popularity of the stories in the English-speaking world.More About Hans Christian Andersen, Jan Pienkowski