Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales (Puffin Classics)
|Author:||Hans Christian Andersen; Naomi Lewis (Translator); Jan Pienkowski (Introduction by)|
|Series:||Puffin Classics Ser.|
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker and a washerwoman. He once said that ideas for stories 'lie in my mind like seeds and only need the kiss of a sunbeam or a drop of malice to flower'. Hans Andersen's stories began to be translated into English as early as 1846. Since then, numerous editions, and more recently Hollywood songs and a Disney cartoon, have helped to ensure the continuing popularity of the stories in the English-speaking world.