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Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (1805—75) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker, who nonetheless was a great reader, made a toy-theatre for his son and taught him to notice every natural wonder as they walked in the woods together on Sundays. His father died when he was eleven, and it wasn't until six years later that, with the help of a patron, he finally went to a state secondary school attended by much youger children. There he suffered at the hands of a cruel headmaster, but he aquired an education and was determined to be a writer. He... Read More

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Andersen's Fairy Tales
Written by Hans Christian Andersen, Afterword by Joanne Greenberg, Introduction by Poul Houe
Signet | Paperback | April 2013
$6.95/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53207-7 (0-451-53207-4)

For more than 150 years, Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tales have charmed and entertained audiences around the world. Blending old folk tales with fantasy, the Danish bard’s stories are rich in humor and sharp with irony. The forty-seven fables in this beautifully translated collection tell of kings and princesses, of... Read more






Andersen's Fairy Tales
Written by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Arthur Szyk
Grosset & Dunlap | Hardcover | October 1945
$18.99/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-448-06005-7 (0-448-06005-1)

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. Read more






The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories
Written by Hans Christian Andersen, Translated by Erik Christian Haugaard, Foreword by Virginia Haviland
Anchor | Trade Paperback | August 1983
$25.00/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-18951-4 (0-385-18951-6)

This definitive collection of work from Hans Christian Andersen—one of the immortals of world literature—not only includes his own notes to his stories but is the only version available in trade paperback that presents Andersen's fairy tales exactly as he collected them in the original Danish edition of 1874. Recognizing the... Read more






Fairy Tales
Written by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Anders Nilsen, Translated by Tiina Nunnally, Introduction by Jackie Wullschlager
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 2006
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303952-5 (0-14-303952-0)

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Hans Christian Andersen's famous tales, from award-winning translator Tiina Nunnally

Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy tales—with an anarchic twist—but many of his most famous tales... Read more






Fairy Tales
Written by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson, Translated by Reginald Spink
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1992
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-41791-0 (0-679-41791-5)

"The Princess and the Pea," "The Little Mermaid," and other great Andersen fairy tales have enchanted children since the first ones appeared in Danish in the 1830s and '40s. Spink's translation into English is widely recognized as the finest, and the new Everyman's Library edition is further graced by the magical... Read more






The Fir Tree
Illustrated by Hans Christian Andersen and Sanna Annukka, Translated by Tiina Nunnally
Ten Speed Press | Hardcover | October 2016
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-399-57848-9 (0-399-57848-X)

Gorgeously packaged with intricate illustrations from Finnish illustrator, Sanna Annukka, this new edition of Hans Christian Andersen's well-loved fairy tale, The Fir Tree, is the perfect holiday gift for adults and children alike.

Hans Christian Andersen's tragic tale of naive greed and dissatisfaction is retold through the striking and contemporary illustrations of... Read more






Hans Christian Andersen's Fairytales
Written by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
Minedition | Hardcover | February 2006
$23.99/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-698-40035-1 (0-698-40035-6)

Lisbeth Zwerger is one of the world’s preeminent children’s book artists, and one of the most original interpreters of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytales. This handsome collection, originally published in 1991 now returns in celebration of Hans Christian Andersen’s 200th birthday. It includes eleven favorite stories, such as "The Princess and... Read more






The Little Match Girl
Written by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | September 2002
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-230188-3 (0-14-230188-4)

The luminous art of three-time Caldecott Honor recipient Jerry Pinkney transforms the nineteenth-century Danish girl of Andersen's tale into a child plucked straight from America's melting pot, shedding new light on the invisibility of the poor among the prosperous-a circumstance as familiar in Andersen's day as it is in our own.

"[A]... Read more






The Little Match Girl
Written by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Rachel Isadora
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-698-11417-3 (0-698-11417-5)

The luminous art of three-time Caldecott Honor recipient Jerry Pinkney transforms the nineteenth-century Danish girl of Andersen's tale into a child plucked straight from America's melting pot, shedding new light on the invisibility of the poor among the prosperous-a circumstance as familiar in Andersen's day as it is in our own.

"[A]... Read more






Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
Written by Hans Christian Andersen, Introduction by Jan Pienkowski
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | June 2010
$5.99/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-132901-7 (0-14-132901-7)

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... Read more






The Snow Queen
Illustrated by Hans Christian Andersen and Sanna Annukka, Translated by Jean Hersholt
Ten Speed Press | Hardcover | October 2016
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-399-57850-2 (0-399-57850-1)

Gorgeously packaged with intricate illustrations from Finnish illustrator, Sanna Annukka, this new edition of Hans Christian Andersen's well-loved fairy tale, The Snow Queen, is the perfect holiday gift for adults and children alike.

Hans Christian Andersen's magical tale of friendship and adventure is retold through the beautiful and intricate illustrations of Finnish... Read more






The Snow Queen
Written by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Tasha Pym
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 2002
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-41512-8 (0-375-41512-2)

Reprinted here for the first time since the 19th century, these color illustrations by T. Pym make the classic Andersen fairy tale even more magical. One of Andersen's best-beloved tales, The Snow Queen is a story about the strength and endurance of childhood friendship. Gerda's search for her playmate Kay–who was... Read more






Thumbelina
Written by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Brad Sneed
Dial Books | Hardcover | September 2004
$17.99/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8037-2812-7 (0-8037-2812-3)

It's not easy being small, but in Brad Sneed's lovely new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina, at least life is full of adventure. Soon after being born from a fiery red flower, Thumbelina is kidnapped from home and pursued by many suitors, including a horrible toad, a bumbling beetle, and... Read more






The Wild Swans
Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Golden Books | Hardcover | July 2014
$3.99/4.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-86430-8 (0-375-86430-X)

From the Golden Book archives comes a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, gloriously illustrated by Gordon Laite in the late 1960s but never published until now!
 
Gordon Laite’s breathtaking artwork for a Little Golden Book edition of the Andersen fairy tale was found recently in the Golden Books archive. Planned... Read more






Little Golden Book Fairy Tale Favorites
Written by Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen
Golden Books | Hardcover | July 2015
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-37914-4 (0-385-37914-5)

Princesses, princes, spells, and happily-ever-afters: this unique collection of classic Little Golden Book fairy tales has them all! The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Wild Swans, and The Blue Book of Fairy Tales (featuring Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, and Toads and Diamonds), come together with gorgeous art by Gordon Laite and... Read more





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