Andersen's Fairy Tales
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Beloved children's classics like The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, and The Princess and the Pea come alive in Andersen's enchanting collection of stories.
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Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his fairy tales. Among his best-known stories are "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Red Shoes." During Andersen's lifetime he was feted by royalty and acclaimed for having brought joy to children across Europe. His fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages and continue to be published in millions of copies all over the world and to inspire many other works.Back to top
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Many years ago, there was an Emperor, who was so excessively fond of new clothes, that he spent all his money in dress. He did not trouble himself in the least about his soldiers; nor did he care to go either to the theatre or the chase, except for the opportunities then afforded him for displaying ...Back to top
Reviewed by jamiebananas on May 30, 2010
The Princess and the Pea
Of all it was short and sweet :)
Reviewed by angelicmobster8 on Jan 28, 2010
I had known that some fairy tales were meant to scare children out of doing things, so sometimes the characters died or something, but some of these fairy tales are rather depressing. I still like them though. This read does not include some of HCA's famous stories like: The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Ugly Duckling, but I'm sure they can easily be found.
Reviewed by Gulay on Jul 27, 2009
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