Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales (Puffin Classics)
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Old favorites such as "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Snow Queen" are the mainstay of this 12-story collection, but older readers already familiar with Andersen may welcome the inclusion of such lesser known tales as "The Snowman" and "Father's Always Right" ($19.99, 144p, all ages ISBN 0-670-85930-3 Sept.).Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Publishers Weekly Gilded illustrations by Isabelle Brent add sparkle to Viking's Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen.
"Wish it had color illustrations--Honor Appleton version" according to Harmony G McPherson. I ordered this collection of Hans Christian Andersen stories after looking at many options, specifically because I wanted a good selection of stories with beautiful illustrations for my children's library. I had Googled some Honor Appleton illustrations and loved them. Unfortunately, none of her gorgeous paintings are in color in this book and some do not translate well to black and white reproductions. Others were black and white pen drawings and are just fine here. But I would not have bought this had I known I was not getting any color paintings. Now I will look about again and perhaps order the Michael Hague collect. Andersen's Fairy Tales Includes a few long stories (The Shoes of Fortune; The Snow Queen) and a bunch of short stories (The Emperor's New Clothes; The Real Princess) by Hans Christian Andersen, although this is by no means all that he wrote.A more definitive collection of his work is Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen.Stories included are:The Emperor's New ClothesThe SwineherdThe Real Princess (this is the Princess and the Pea)The Shoes of FortuneThe Fir TreeThe Snow QueenThe Leap-FrogThe ElderbushThe BellThe Old HouseThe Happy FamilyThe Story of a MotherThe False CollarThe ShadowThe Little Match GirlThe Dream of Little TukThe Naughty Boy. Best of its Kind I have been slowly (so veeeerrry slooooowlllly) working my way through all the Hans Christian Andersen books available for kindle. This is the only one I would suggest reading.Not only does this version have an active table of contents and lack any of the distracting misplacement of page numbers and illustration names that several of the others have (although it's still not illustrated), but it contains what appears to be every story ever written by Hans Christian Andersen!Long stories (The Ice Maiden), short stories (The Princess and the Pea), well-known stories (The Little Mermaid), unknown stories (She was Good for N
With a wonderful cover illustration and new introduction by award-winning picture-book creator Jan Pienkowski.. 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 to one day marry a human prince