Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales are like exquisite jewels, drawing from us gasps of recognition and delight. Andersen created intriguing and unique characters -- a tin soldier with only one leg but a big heart, a beetle nestled deep in a horse's mane but harboring high aspirations. Each one of us at some time, has been touched by one of Andersen's Fairy Tales. Here you'll find his classic tales such as: "The Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, "and "The Ugly Duckling," 38 of your favorite tales in all. This deluxe Children's Classic edition is produced with high-quality, leatherlike binding with gold stamping, full-color covers, colored endpapers with a book nameplate. Some of the other titles in this series include: Anne of Green Gables, Black Beauty, Heidi, King Arthur and His Knights and The Secret Garden.… (more)
A soldier came marching along the highway: One, two! One, two!
Afterword: Let us hope that this little collection will help to clear up this misunderstanding, as well as to stimulate renewed interest in one of the greatest literary geniuses the world has ever known. -Pat Shaw Ieren, Oslo, 1965
Contents: The garden of paradise -- Little tiny -- The fir tree -- The storks -- Little Ida's flowers -- The red shoes -- The ugly duckling -- The princess and the pea -- The girl who trod on a loaf -- The angel -- The bottle neck -- The snow queen -- The marsh king's daughter -- The swineherd -- The little match girl -- The emperor's new clothes -- Hans clodhopper -- Great Claus and Little Claus -- The wild swans -- The nightingale -- Elder-tree mother -- Holger the Dane -- The bell -- The shepherdess and the sweep -- The steadfast tin soldier -- The roses and the sparrows -- The old street lamp -- What the good man does is always right -- The tinder box.