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Andersen's Fairy Tales (Wordsworth Children's Classics) (Wordsworth… (edition 1998)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140621407, Paperback)This is a new selection of 30 tales. At a time when children's stories were formal, moral and didactic, Hans Christian Andersen revolutionized the genre, giving an anarchic twist to traditional folklore and creating a huge number of utterly original stories that sprang directly from his imagination. From the exuberant early stories such as "The Emperor's New Clothes", though poignant masterpieces such as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling", to the darker, more subversive later tales written for adults, the stories included here are endlessly experimental, both humorous and irreverent, sorrowful and strange. This book - beautifully illustrated with a selection of Andersen's amazing paper cut-outs - will bring these magical tales to life for readers of any age.
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This collection of over forty of Andersen's most popular stories includes "The Ugly Duckling", "The Red Shoes", and "The Little Match Girl." 9 yrs+.
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