Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen s Fairy Tales 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 clothe

  • Title: Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
  • Author: Hans Christian Andersen Harry Clarke
  • ISBN: 9780717150236
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 .The stories iWithin 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 .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.

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    1. Val Boro has done a tremendous job with this book. Delightful illustrations dance with lively text to introduce Andersen's genius to new generations of young and old. If you don't know this nineteenth century Danish author's stories have been translated throughout the world, you will after you are done reading this version. Highly recommended. A family treasure.

    2. No offense, but Hans was pretty much out of his mind a good way, a creative way, that is. His stories are kaleidoscopic; sometimes elegant and simple, sometimes deep and thought-provoking, sometimes hilarious, and other times dark and twisted. I sailed through this collection because it was so entertaining. The book's Introduction (succinct, which is rare for introductions of classics!) tells the reader just enough about Andersen to give a clear picture as to his physical looks (he did, after al [...]

    3. Although some of the stories are very meandering and hard to follow because of the jump from one thing to another (very childlike and then and then), the majority of this collection is beautifully creative and full of imagination. Some stories are bleak but others are hopeful and teach lessons.

    4. When it comes to series of books, I'm sort of a catch-and-release collector; I like to spend a few years collecting a series, then another year reading it, and then I either sell it in complete form to a used-bookstore or pass it on as a gift to someone who I think would really enjoy it).For the last few years I've been working on the Everyman's Library Children's Classic Collection, collecting various versions of fables and fairy tales from throughout the world. But as I'm reading a science fic [...]

    5. It is a partial love/not love relationship with this book. We read this illustrated version through Sonlight P3/4 and overall I am not really a fan of these illustrations however I did like the illustrations of Thumbelina. My daughter definitely enjoys this book and asks for it often. Some of these tales were entirely new to me and still others were a very different version from my memory. The main drop in the stars rating for me was the over abundant use of the word "stupid". In my childhood (a [...]

    6. This is a nice (not comprehensive) selection of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales. They include:The Wild SwansDan the DunceThe Emperor's New ClothesThe Flying TrunkThe Ugly DucklingThe Little Tin SoldierThe NightingaleThumbelinaI liked this collection because it includes some of the less popular/known fairy tales. The retelling is simplified for younger audiences but does not twist, distort, or change the original endings (so far as I could remember). The illustrations are beautifully done a [...]

    7. I always enjoy reading the orginal fairy tales. I like to yell at the tv/other books when they change them by so much (and try to pretend its still the same story). My version starts off with the Mermaid. As much as I like cartoons, sometimes I just wanna beat the crap out of Disney, for the way the change the stories around so much. If they want something with a happy ending, then they should make up their own story, or find one that suits their purpose, not bastardize some other story.

    8. My son I read this book as a part of Sonlight's P3/4 core. He loved listening to these stories over and over again. The Little Tin Soldier was a favorite, often requested at nap and bedtime. The illustrations in this edition are beautiful and really complement the stories. Most of the stories I had heard before, but there were a couple that were new to me. Overall, the book has a good mix of familiar and not so well known stories.

    9. Fairy tales are also another good traditional literature sources because they usually follow a format (i.e. once upon a time), they are strictly fantasy so alternative endings and helping students think creatively with fairy tales is another way to utilize them in the classroom. Grade level Equivalent: 5.6Lexile MeasureĀ®: 860L

    10. Some classic Hans Christian Andersen stories, and some not so well known ones. Great book to build a preschooler's listening skills and vocabulary, but it might not be a book he'll fall in love with.

    11. Honestly, I've never been one to enjoy classic fairy tales, no matter the fact that they're the originals. I read The Little Mermaid and The Snow Queen, and sped through both.

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