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Andersen's Fairy tales
Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [1945]
Physical Description:
4 pages 1., 327 pages : color frontispiece, illustrations, color plates ; 24 cm.
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General Note:
"De luxe edition." PZ8.A54Lu 1945b.
The garden of paradise -- Little tiny -- The fir tree -- The storks -- Little Ida's flowers -- The red shoes -- The ugly duckling -- The girl who trod of a loaf -- The bottle neck -- The snow queen -- The marsh king's daughter -- The wild swans -- Great Claus and Little Claus -- The shepherdess and the sweep -- The bell -- The angel -- The nightingale -- Holger the Dane -- The emperor's new clothes -- The steadfast tin soldier -- The little match girl -- The swineherd -- Elder-Tree Mother -- Hans Clodhopper -- The princess and the pea -- What the good man does is always right -- The roses and the sparrows -- The old street lamp -- The tinder box.
Collection of Danish fairy tales.
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On Order



Originally published in 1991, this collection of classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by internationally acclaimed artist Lisbeth Zwerger, has been expanded -- three stories added -- and completely redesigned.

Author Notes

Hans Christian Andersen, one of the best known figures in literature, is best know for combining traditional folk tales with his own great imagination to produce fairy tales known to most children today. The Danish writer was born in the slums of Odense. Although he was raised in poverty, he eventually attended Copenhagen University.

Although Andersen wrote poems, plays and books, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Other Stories, written between 1835 and 1872. This work includes such famous tales as The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus, Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Story of a Mother and The Swineherd.

Andersen's greatest work is still influential today, helping mold some of the works of writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and inspiring many of the works of Disney and other motion pictures.

Andersen, who traveled greatly during his life, died in his home in Rolighed on August 4, 1875.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, edited and illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger, trans. by Anthea Bell, originally published in 1991, includes three additional stories, and its new design matches Zwerger's Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. The 11 tales include the familiar ("The Little Match Girl") and the lesser-known ("The Sandman"). Zwerger's signature watercolors come alive in full-page illustrations elegantly and simply framed in a band of white. From grief-stricken Thumbeline leaning over the dead swallow to the self-deluded, nearly naked emperor admiring himself vainly in the mirror, the artwork conveys a range of emotions. ( May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Horn Book Review

Enhanced by the addition of three stories and their accompanying illustrations, this new edition is now formatted like Zwerger's [cf2]Alice in Wonderland[cf1] and [cf2]The Wizard of Oz.[cf1] The eleven selections include familiar as well as lesser-known tales. Elegant, spare, and sometimes even surprising in their composition, Zwerger's full-page watercolor paintings make this gathering of Andersen's work one of the loveliest available. From HORN BOOK Fall 2001, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. A charming (if highly fictionalized) musical film, entitled Hans Christian Andersen and starring Danny Kaye, highlights events from the storyteller's life and features snippets of his imaginative tales.

Table of Contents

The Garden of Paradisep. 1
Little Tinyp. 18
The Fir Treep. 32
The Storksp. 43
Little Ida's Flowersp. 50
The Red Shoesp. 60
The Ugly Ducklingp. 68
The Princess and the Peap. 80
The Girl Who Trod on a Loafp. 82
The Angelp. 92
The Bottle Neckp. 96
The Snow Queenp. 110
The Marsh King's Daughterp. 147
The Swineherdp. 189
The Little Match Girlp. 195
The Emperor's New Clothesp. 199
Hans Clodhopperp. 205
Great Claus and Little Clausp. 210
The Wild Swansp. 224
The Nightingalep. 242
Elder-Tree Motherp. 254
Holger the Danep. 265
The Bellp. 272
The Shepherdess and the Sweepp. 278
The Steadfast Tin Soldierp. 284
The Roses and the Sparrowsp. 290
The Old Street Lampp. 303
What the Good Man Does Is Always Rightp. 313
The Tinder Boxp. 320