Hans Christian Andersen is one of the worlds most popular storytellers, and his fairy tales are among the best-loved works of literature. Readers the world over know his poignant tale of "The Little Mermaid," who sacrifices everything for love, and "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," whose affection for a paper ballerina is symbolized by his transformation into a small tin heart. Several of Andersens stories are so well known—among them "The Emperors New Clothes" and "The Ugly Duckling"—that their titles alone have become meaningful figures of speech._x000D_Hans Christian Andersen: Classic Fairy Tales collects 100 of Andersens incomparable fairy tales and stories, among them "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," "The Princess and the Pea," "The Red Shoes," "The Wild Swans," and his fantasy masterpiece, "The Snow-Queen." The book is abundantly illustrated with more than 100 hundred drawings and colour plates by Dugald Stewart Walker and Hans Tegner, two of Andersens best-known illustrators._x000D_Hans Christian Andersen: Classic Fairy Tales is one of Barnes & Nobles Leatherbound classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the worlds greatest authors in exquisitely designed bonded leather bindings with distinctive gilt edging and an attractive silk-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for every home library.
Hans Christian Andersens "The Snow Queen" has delighted readers for more than a century and inspired numerous adaptations. This anthology gathers 100 tales that share the winter theme of Andersens classic. In addition to stories by Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, it includes works by Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Wilde, selections from Andrew Langs fairy books, and Alexandre Dumass The History of a Nutcracker.
The Hans Andersen Fairy Tales will be read in schools and homes as long as there are children who love to read. As a story-teller for children the author has no rival in power to enlist the imagination and carry it along natural, healthful lines. The power of his tales to charm and elevate runs like a living thread through whatever he writes. A few children's authors will be ranked among the Immortals, and Hans Andersen is one of them. The text of the present edition is a reprint of an earlier one which was based upon a sentence-by-sentence comparison of the four or five translations current in Europe and America. It has been widely commended as enjoyable reading, while faithful to the letter and spirit of the Danish original. The order of the selections adapts the reading to the growing child should be sufficiently easy for children of about eight or nine years old. Seria Christmas stories. Illustrator: Edna F. Hart.
Beautifully illustrated throughout, this is a collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen retold for younger readers. It includes "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Snow Queen", "The Princess and the Pea" and other classic stories, as well as a short biography of Hans Christian Andersen.Retold by Anna Milbourne, Gillian Doherty and Ruth Brocklehurst.
An unloved ducking grows up to become a beautiful swan in Hans Christian Andersens timeless tale, which has inspired readers for more than 150 years. Lavishly illustrated and lovingly retold, these new Silver Penny Stories are sure to find a cherished place in any family’s collection. The classic tales have captured readers’ hearts and imaginations for generations and children and parents will enjoy reading them together over and over again.
Hans Christian Andersens beloved story about a mermaid who leaves the sea after she falls in love with a human prince receives a beautiful and poignant retelling. Lavishly illustrated, lovingly retold, these new Silver Penny Stories are sure to find a cherished place in any family’s collection. The classic tales have captured readers’ hearts and imaginations for generations and children and parents will enjoy reading them together over and over again.
Containing ten classic fairy tales by authors such as the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, "Usborne Illustrated Fairy Tales" includes stories such as "The Frog Prince", "Little Red Riding Hood", "The Swan Princess" and others tales.
This lavishly produced hardback book is the perfect keepsake gift to treasure. Fully illustrated in colour throughout by acclaimed illustrator Tony Ross, The Nights Before Christmas has twenty-four classic festive tales, songs and stories to read throughout Advent or keep as a family Christmas anthology. There are festive extracts from much-loved books including A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame; yuletide poems ('A Visit from St. Nicholas') and carols ('Good King Wenceslas'), together with traditional tales from Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. This is the ultimate gift for Christmas.