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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

Retold by Naomi Lewis

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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
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Description

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. With a wonderful cover illustration and new introduction by award-winning picture-book creator Jan Pienkowski.

Author Biography

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.
Release date Australia
February 23rd, 1995
Contributors
Introduction by Jan Pienkowski Translated by Naomi Lewis
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Puffin Classics
Interest Age
From 7 to 9 years
Pages
224
Dimensions
129x178x14
ISBN-13
9780141329017
Product ID
3700805

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