The fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen wrote, such as "The Snow Queen," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Red Shoes," and "The Nightingale," are remarkable for their sense of fantasy, power of description, and acute sensitivity, and they are like no others written before or since. Unlike the Brothers Grimm, who collected and retold folklore, Andersen adopted the most ancient literary forms of the fairy tale and the folktale and distilled them into a genre that was uniquely his own.
Storyteller Hans Christian Andersen is famed for his heartwarming tales of enduring love and persistence in the face of adversity. Enchanting full-color images by Golden Age illustrator Edmund Dulac enhance Andersen's fairy tale of a girl's unshakable determination and stirring heroism, a classic that inspired the Disney animated film Frozen.
The tale is about the little poor girl who is sent out to sell matches, Christmas Eve. She freezes but does not dare to go home, to get warm she strokes the matches one by one, but eventually there are no more left.
The famous and much-loved Danish author Hans Christian Andersen celebrated his 200 anniversary the year 2005.
On this occasion we have published five of his best tales retold for children aged 3-9 years and with new illustrations: Tinderbox, The Little Match Girl, The Nightingale, The Emperor's New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling.
Hans Christian Andersen wrote The Little Match Girl in 1848.
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As bedtime short stories, both have undeniable charm and power. While The Princess and the Pea is above all fun and jolly, The Little Match Girl is sad but ultimately joyful. For any child, these Christian tales illustrate that however mysterious or even sad life may seem, every cloud has a silver lining!
The book is an excellent way to read Paragraph by Paragraph Translation along your kids.
Your little one can follow along as each individual English paragraph is paired with the corresponding German paragraph.
The paragraphs are not long, so there is no need to do a lot of back and forth to see the German translation and the English text.
The text is relatively simple vocabulary and grammar wise, but not very simple at all, so for beginners this should be a great challenge.
Among the most frequently translated works in literary history, these children’s classics invite readers of all ages to enjoy and rediscover the pleasures of time-honored tales.
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Denmark and Finland supplied the natural background for the quaint fancies and growing genius of their gifted son, who was story-teller, playwright, and poet in one. Love of nature, love of country, fellow-feeling with life in everything, and a wonderful gift for investing everything with life wrought together to produce in him a character whose spell is in all his writings. "The Story of My Life" is perhaps the most thrilling of all of them. Recognized in courts of kings and castles of nobles, he recited his little stories with the same simplicity by which he had made them familiar in cottages of the peasantry, and endeared himself alike to all who listened. These attributes, while they do not account for his genius, help us to unravel the charm of it. The simplest of the stories meet Ruskin's requirement for a child's story—they are sweet and sad.
From most writers who have contributed largely to children's literature only a few selected gems are likely to gain permanence. With Andersen the case is different. While there are such gems, the greater value lies in taking these stories as a type of literature and living in it a while, through the power of cumulative reading. It is not too much to say that there is a temper and spirit in Andersen which is all his own—a simple philosophy which continuous reading is sure to impart. For this reason these are good books for a child to own; an occasional re-reading will inspire in him a healthy, normal taste in reading. Many of the stories are of value to read to very young children. They guide an exuberant imagination along natural channels.
Equally, children who are discovering the joys of reading themselves, will find this adventure story thrilling and extremely engrossing. It is the perfect story to capture a child’s imagination while at the same time it offers a perfect starting point in the world of classic literature for children. Accompanied by vivid, eye-catching illustrations, this adventure book is an often overlooked classic, waiting to delight a whole new generation of young readers.
The best illustrated fairytales for children!
Once upon a time were a couple of woodcutters so poor that they tried to abandon their seven sons. Despite the attempts of the youngest one, the parents succeeded and the children were left on their own. They started looking for help, far from imagining the problems they would have to face...
The collection "Once Upon a Time" offers a new and richly illustrated version of the most famous fairytales.
Once upon a time, there lived in the forest a poor logger’s family with seven sons. The family had no food to eat so the mother and father decided to abandon the seven sons in the forest to fend for themselves. The youngest son, Little Thumb, who got his name because he was just the size of a thumb at birth, heard his mother and father talking.
He decided to fill his pockets with pebbles and dropped them all along the path on their way to the forest. So the seven boys were able to find their way home.
In the same collection:
• The Ugly Duckling
• The Brave Little Tailor
• The Tin Soldier
• The Musicians of Bremen
• Hansel and Gretel
• Three Little Pigs
• Beauty and the Beast
• Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
• Puss in Boots
• Little Red Riding Hood
• Sleeping Beauty
• Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
• Peter Pan
The inspiration for Frozen, Hans Christian’s Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” is one of the most beloved fairy tales in history.
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The following favorites are included in the collection: The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Princess and the Pea, The Little Match Girl, The Nightingale, The Ugly Duckling and Thumbelina.
Capturing the magic and cruelty of Hans Christian Andersen's original tale, this powerful new version reveals the spectacle of the worlds below and above the sea, and the sadness of unfulfilled romance between a mermaid and a prince.
This was a touring production by Sphinx Theatre Company which opened at Greenwich Theatre in September 2004.
In this collection are twenty-two tales that best represent Andersen’s literary legacy, including such classics as “The Little Mermaid,” “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelisa,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” as well as largely unfamiliar stories like “By the Outermost Sea.” Illuminating notes clarify references in the tales. And in an introductory essay, the Franks explore the writer and his times, placing the enigmatic and often bizarre figure of Andersen among his literary contemporaries, such as Charles Dickens and Søren Kierkegaard, with whom he crossed paths; and they bring to life Andersen’s fascinating relationship with the United States. Illustrated with the delicate and beautiful drawings that accompanied the original Danish publication, The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen will delight readers of all ages.
"Little Red Riding Hood", or "Little Red Ridinghood", also known as "Little Red Cap" or simply "Red Riding Hood", is an European fairy tale about a young girl and a Big Bad Wolf. The story has been changed considerably in its history and subject to numerous modern adaptations and readings. The story was first published by Charles Perrault. This story is number 333 in the Aarne-Thompson classification system for folktales.
"Rotkäppchen" (auch "Rotkäppchen und der (böse) Wolf", im österreichischen Burgenland und Ungarn auch "Piroschka", von ungarisch "piros": rot) ist ein europäisches Märchen vom Typ ATU 333. Es steht in den Kinder- und Hausmärchen der Brüder Grimm als "Rothkäppchen" an Stelle 26 (KHM 26) und geht durch mündliche Weitergabe über Johanna und Marie Hassenpflug auf Charles Perraults "Le Petit Chaperon rouge" in "Contes de ma Mère l’Oye" (1695/1697) zurück. Ludwig Bechstein übernahm das Märchen 1853 von den Brüdern Grimm in sein Deutsches Märchenbuch als "Das Rotkäppchen" (Nr. 9).
Cinderella is the classic story of a beautiful girl, her evil stepmother and stepsisters, and the fairy godmother who helps her to meet the prince of her dreams. It is a fairy tale magic to treasure forever. There is a ball, a handsome prince and a glass slipper which all contribute to a happy ending. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
After years of being childless, the king and queen finally welcome a beautiful daughter into the world. But at the young princess’s christening, the king’s wicked sister curses the girl to a life without gravity. Doomed to float above the ground, unable to bring her feet to earth, the princess grows up unlike any other child. Inspired by “Sleeping Beauty,” The Light Princess is George MacDonald’s “lightest” fairy tale, indulging in skillful wordplay and unrepentant puns—the kind of story made to charm children and delight adults.
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FEYLAND: THE DARK REALM - USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp (Science Fantasy/Faeries/Cyberpunk)
What if a high-tech computer game was actually a gateway to the Realm of Faerie? Jennet Carter soon finds herself battling the Dark Queen, falling for the perfect hero, and trying to save her own world from unspeakable danger!
STARSTRUCK - USA Today bestselling author Brenda Hiatt (Science Fiction/Teen Romance/Action Adventure)
The middle of nowhere gets a lot more interesting for an orphaned astronomy geek when the hot new quarterback inexplicably befriends her and strange things start to happen: her acne clears up, her eyesight improves, and when they touch, sparks fly—literally! The incredible truth will change her mundane life forever—if she survives!
THE GATEKEEPER’S SONS - Bestselling author Eva Pohler (Greek Myths and Legends/YA Romance/Action Adventure)
Fifteen-year-old Therese Mills is heading home in the car with her parents when someone begins shooting at them, sending their car into a lake. She finds the strength to escape, and winds up in the coma that introduces her to the twin sons of Hades... and plunges her into the center of a war brewing between the Gods on Mount Olympus.
SWORN TO RAISE - New York Times bestselling author Terah Edun (High Fantasy/Sweet Romance/Sword and Sorcery)
When peasant girl Ciardis is chosen for a position at court, she travels across the empire to begin a new life. To survive, she’ll need to master intrigue, befriend a crown prince, and learn to control magical abilities she never knew existed.
ATLANTIS RIPTIDE - Bestselling author Allie Burton (Mermaids and Atlantis/Genetic Engineering/Sci-Fi Fantasy)
Pearl ran away from the circus, tired of her adoptive parents’ abuse of her special skills. Unknownst to her, a battle rages under the ocean and each side wants to use her powers for their cause. As Pearl discovers her talents she must choose her destiny – ignore the churning seas or swim into battle.
RIPPLER - Bestselling author Cidney Swanson (Science Fiction/Genetic Engineering/Teen Romance/Coming of Age)
Discovering she can turn invisible terrifies Samantha, especially when she learns a geneticist who murdered her mom wants her too. Handsome Will Baker offers help and secrecy, but soon Sam will have to choose between keeping her secrets and keeping Will in her life. Suspenseful and romantic, Rippler and its sequels capture the collision of the beautiful with the dark.
Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.
To save her family’s future, Mina Grime will have to travel to the past with the help of her Fae Godmother and a pair of magic shoes.
She must go to the Story’s very beginning, to the days before the dark prince’s reign. But can she finish her quest before her time runs out, or will she be trapped in the past forever?
To save them, Mina must make a deal with the prince to become his prisoner or lose her friends forever. But is there any hope for Jared and the love they briefly shared, or must beauty destroy the beast she created?
When something precious is stolen from sixteen-year-old Mina Grime, she will do anything in her power to get it back, even if it means traveling to the dangerous Fae plane and battling one of the strongest fairy-tale villains yet.
However, nothing can prepare Mina for the dangerous obstacles she will face in the Fae world, or the choices she must make when love and life are on the line.
Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.
In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone's joke. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold. His best friend, Red Riding Hood, warns him that magic is dangerous, and she’s right. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse.
To break the spell, Rump must go on a perilous quest, fighting off pixies, trolls, poison apples, and a wickedly foolish queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—he just might triumph in the end.
A Texas Bluebonnet finalist and winner of the ILA award for middle grade fiction, Rump is perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted or Adam Gidwitz's A Tale Dark and Grimm. And don't miss Liesl Shurtliff's other fairy tale retellings: Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk and Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood.
"A fresh riff on the Grimm Brothers' Rumpelstiltskin, told with wit from the impish point of view of the troublemaker himself." —People
"Lighthearted and inventive, Rump amusingly expands a classic tale." —Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven.