Ole Lukoje by Hans Christian Andersen

Ole Lukoje

byHans Christian Andersen

Kobo ebook | April 9, 2015

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Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is a Danish writer, well-known mostly for his fairytales. Andersen's stories are popular all over the world. Everybody knows his "The Ugly Duckling", "The Snow Queen", "The Little Mermaid". Many cartoons and movies were created based on his tales. Ole Lukoje is a mysterious character, who shows dreams to children. He carries two umbrellas with him. The one with pictures he spreads over the good children and another one without pictures over those who behaved badly. First ones see colorful dreams and the second ones sleep without dreams. In Andersen's story Ole Lukoje visited a boy every night during a week and told him tales. Read the whole story and get to know more about this character and his tales.

Title:Ole LukojeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 9, 2015Publisher:Media GalaxyLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steeped in creativity, this fairy tale has something for every generation to draw from. Ole-Luk-Oie, The Dream God is a sweet little fairy tale about the Sandman, an elusive mythical being that coaxes children to sleep each night. He comes and gives beautiful dreams to the good, and no dreams to the naughty. Steeped in creativity, this fairy tale has something for every generation to draw from. For seven days, Ole-Luk-Oie visits a boy named Hjalmar, and takes him all sorts of adventures through dreamland. He visits faraway places, attends a mouse wedding, and then a doll wedding, and learns how Ole-Luk-Oie prepares the world for each Sunday. One the last night of his visit, Ole-Luk-Oie introduces Hjalmar to his brother, also called Ole-Luk-Oie (aka Death). I thought the tale was going to end with the boy dying, but it didn't. I almost started tearing up! He explains that one is visited by his brother only once, and that visit is either beautiful or terrifying, depending on the life each person leads. The moral of the story is this: what you do in life will come back to haunt you. At a point in the tale, Ole-Luk-Oie shares with Hjalmar that many old people try to bribe him to come to their houses to give them good dreams because the choices they have made in life haunt them at night. Hjalmar, being young and innocent, does not fear Death when he sees him because his conduct book is clean. For being such a simple tale, it was full of whimsy and has learning points for all. My Rating: ★★★★★
Date published: 2018-03-02