Published: March 1, 2002
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1588454770
ISBN - 13: 9781588454775
From the Publisher
Full of fantasy and wonder, these enduring classics are a must for
every child's library. These stories, along with sparkling
illustrations, will capture children's imagination and inspire a
love of reading that is vital to success in school and life. Each
book features holographic foil stamping.
About the Author
Hans Christian Andersen, one of the best known figures in literature, is best know for combining traditional folk tales with his own great imagination to produce fairy tales known to most children today. The Danish writer was born in the slums of Odense. Although he was raised in poverty, he eventually attended Copenhagen University. Although Andersen wrote poems, plays and books, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Other Stories, written between 1835 and 1872. This work includes such famous tales as The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus, Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Story of a Mother and The Swineherd. Andersen's greatest work is still influential today, helping mold some of the works of writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and inspiring many of the works of Disney and other motion pictures. Andersen, who traveled greatly during his life, died in his home in Rolighed on August 4, 1875.