Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairytales
Within these pages are eight of Hans Christian Andersen’s most magical tales. Watch as the Ugly Duckling blossoms into a beautiful swan, and laugh along with the townspeople at the Emperor’s new clothes. Here you’ll meet the most celebrated citizens of Andersen’s fabled world. You’ll get to know Thumbelina, Silly Hans, The Steadfast Toy Soldier, and many more.The stories in this book are selected from Andersen’s most imaginative and best-known works. With original illustrations, these tales invite us into a world filled with magic, love, and bravery.Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born into a poor family and received little formal schooling until his late teens, when a benefactor enrolled him in a private school. Although Andersen wrote plays, poetry, and novels for adults, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Stories, written between 1835 and 1872, a collection of tales for children from which these stories have been adapted.