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What the Moon Saw and Other Tales by Hans…

What the Moon Saw and Other Tales

by Hans Christian Andersen

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A classic collection, beautiful and made with a lot of care. Simple stories, beautiful presentations. Many tales of love, kindness, stories which unite us as kin, as people. Great for children of all ages, great for use in drama. ( )
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Intended as a sequel to Andersen’s 1864 "Stories and Tales" and aimed at slightly older children, this book of fairy tales and stories deals with more complex moral questions, without sacrificing Andersen’s characteristic imaginative and fantasy elements. Illustrated with 80 woodcuts by the brothers Dalziel, “who for half a century were the most influential and prolific of English engravers” (Bliss, 202), after the art of Alfred Water Bayes, “a second generation Pre-Raphaelite follower [who] specialized in illustrating fairy stories and children’s books” such as this one (Houfe, 57). Translated by H.W. Dulcken. The first edition of this collection was published in 1865; the title story was first published in 1840 in Danish and then in English, in 1865... - BaumanRareBooks.com   

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The dear old Moon befriends an artist and appears to tell him of one thing or another that he has seen on the previous night or on that same evening. The Moon prompts the artist to paint the scenes described, and so their friendship continues. What the moon saw is one of the twenty stories featured in this timeless collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen.… (more)

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Editions: 1909438715, 1909438723

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