Hans Christian Andersen Classic Fairy Tales, Volume 1, features 10 of the best-loved fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and other world-renowned storytellers, including: "12 Dancing Princesses", "Nightingale", "Princess and the Pea", "Rumplestiltskin", "Sleeping Beauty", "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Ugly Duckling", and "The Three Little Pigs".
Hans Christian Andersen A gawky, dreamy boy, Hans Christian Andersen grew up to become a profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. Andersen gave us the now standard versions of some traditional folk tales, but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination and continue to resonate with today's readers.
The stories here range from exuberant early works such as "The Tinderbox" and "The Emperor's New Clothes", through poignant masterpieces such as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling", to powerful and more subversive later tales written for adults, such as "The Ice Maiden" and "The Wood Nymph". Tiina Nunnally's sparkling new translation of 30 of his extraordinary tales captures the vibrancy of Andersen's voice and will dazzle listeners young and old.
Hans Christian Andersen When a prince decides that it's time to marry, he begins a search fot the perfect princess. However, in order to prove her royal status, she must first pass a most unusual test.
Hans Christian Andersen Traditional and well-loved fairy tales known to many generations of children. The stories include:
"Princess and the Pea" or "The Real Princess," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Emperor's New Suit," "The Fir Tree," "The Happy Family," "The Little Match-seller," "The Little Mermaid," "The Nightingale," "The Pea Blossom," "The Red Shoes," "Thumbelina or Little Tiny," "The Brave Tin Soldier."
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish poet, novelist and children's literature legend. Andersen's career as a writer began in the theater. A talent boy soprano, Andersen turned to writing when his voice changed. The first of his published short stories attracted the attention of the King, who then became his sponsor. After success with adult works, Andersen decided to write a series of fairy tales which were initially unpopular in Denmark, but they received enormous attention throughout the rest of Europe, and he published three volumes. Although unlucky in romantic love, Andersen was regarded as a national treasure, and to this day he is loved by millions. In a discussion about the music for his funeral, Andersen said "Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with little steps."
Hans Christian Andersen Kay and Gerda discover the legend of the fearsome Snow Queen who lives in the great black cloud in the heavens. But once the Snow Queen visits their town in disguise and carries off Kay, Gerda begins a timeless quest. This book was the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen.
Hans Christian Andersen Little Thumbelina was born in a flower and raised by a very kind old woman. When the wee sprite finds herself captured by the mean Mr. Toad, Thumbelina embarks on a thrilling, funny, and heart-warming adventure.
Jacbo Grimm, The Brothers Grimm & Hans Christian Andersen A delightful collection of children's favorites hosted by a hilarious wicked witch and narrated with delightful enthusiasm. Featuring the classic story of "Snow White", the story of "The Seven Ravens", the charming "Little Ida's Flowers", and the mirthful "The Shoemaker and the Elves".
Hans Christian Andersen Classic Fairy Tales, Volume 2, features 10 of the best-loved fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and other world-renowned story tellers, including: "Beauty and the Beast", "Bluebeard", "Donkey skin", "Elves and the Shoemaker", "Goldilocks and the 3 Bears", "Hansel and Gretel", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Little Red Riding Hood", "The Frog King", and "Thumbelina".