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Christian Birmingham; Illustrator.
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Danish poet and novelist Hans Christian Andersen is best known for the dozens of fairy tales he wrote.
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Contents: Ad cantus laetitiae * Ad perennis vitae fontem * Aetas Carmen * Cedit hiems eminus * Jesu dulcis memoria * Jucundare jugiter * Paranymphus adiens * Puer natus in Bethlehem * Zachaeus arboris.
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Offers a new and more accurate translation of twenty-two of Andersen's fairy tales. Includes: The Tinderbox; Little Claus and Big Claus; The Princess on the Pea; Thumbelisa; The Little Mermaid; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Wild Swans; The Swineherd; The Nightingale; The Sweethearts; The Ugly Duckling; The Snow Queen; The Red Shoes; The Little Match Girl;TheHappy Family; The Shadow; By the Outermost Sea; Hopeless Hans; Kids' Talk; Father's Always Right; The Gardener and the Aristocracts; and Auntie Toothache.
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Despite being neglected by the emperor for a jewel-studded bird, the little nightingale revives the dying ruler with its beautiful song.
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A young girl feels a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds and proves that she is a real princess.
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After the Snow Queen abducts her friend Kai, Gerda sets out on a perilous and magical journey to find him.
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"A new version of the classic Hans Christen Andersen fairytale about a tin soldier who falls in love with a toy ballerina"--
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A retelling of the story about a soldier who encounters a witch with promises of material gain. The soldier eventually learns the secret of the witch's tinderbox and her three magical dogs. Each of the dogs grant him a wish, at the expense of the kingdom.
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A tiny girl no bigger than a thumb is stolen by a great ugly toad and subsequently has many adventures and makes many animal friends, before finding the perfect mate in a warm and beautiful southern land.
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Can a clever young girl save her eleven brothers from the curse of a wicked queen in this classic fairy tale with delicate pen and ink illustrations? (Ages: 4-8).
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