176 pages, 7.06 × 5.13 × 0.56 in
June 24, 2010
Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0141329017
ISBN - 13: 9780141329017
About the Book
This collection contains 12 of Andersen's best-known and most-loved stories, including Thumbelina, The Snow Queen, and The Little Mermaid.
From the Publisher
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. With a wonderful cover illustration and new introduction by award-winning picture-book creator Jan Pienkowski.
About the Author
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker and a washerwoman. He once said that ideas for stories 'lie in my mind like seeds and only need the kiss of a sunbeam or a drop of malice to flower'. Hans Andersen's stories began to be translated into English as early as 1846. Since then, numerous editions, and more recently Hollywood songs and a Disney cartoon, have helped to ensure the continuing popularity of the stories in the English-speaking world.