Search Results: "Hans Christian Andersen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A rendering to bring a smile or possibly a giggle. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
This unadorned translation of Andersen's whimsical tale comes from a German edition of 2007. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHTINGALE by Hans Christian Andersen
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"As the opening line says, 'This story happened long, long ago, but that is all the more reason for telling it again, lest it be forgotten. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
A fresh version of Andersen's tender tale is illustrated with delicate watercolors. Read full book review >

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THE UGLY DUCKLING by Hans Christian Andersen
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"The unnamed translator has edited out the most violent verbal and physical abuse found in the original, making a place for it in collections for younger picture-book readers yet losing the story's raw spark. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-6)"
A gentler, milder version of Andersen's classic tale of the misunderstood cygnet, inexplicably despised for his comparatively large size and definite lack of yellow but not for any real ugliness. Read full book review >

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THUMBELINA by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2015

"While Andersen's imaginative story, first published in 1835, keeps children listening or reading, this edition adds nothing new or special to a long literary history. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The adventures of a tiny girl amid flora and fauna in an imaginary land are again presented for young readers. Read full book review >

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ANDERSEN’S FAIRY TALES by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A good choice for a gift, or to showcase the author's always surprising versatility. (Short stories. 10-13)"
Leffler's small, delicately drawn and colored figures—part collage, and mostly of fairies or distant, elegantly posed people—add graceful visual notes to every spread of a collection that resembles many others, but does mix some less familiar tales in with the usual chestnuts. Read full book review >

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THE TINDERBOX by Hans Christian Andersen
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Handsome and engrossing. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Mitchell and Ibatoulline, after Andersen's The Nightingale, adapt another of the Danish master's tales. Read full book review >

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TALES OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN by Hans Christian Andersen
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Lovely. (All ages)"
Hans Christian Andersen wrote more than 160 stories, 13 of which are retold by critic Lewis and revitalized with Stewart's winsome, quirky illustrations in this hefty, beautiful collection. Read full book review >

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THUMBELINA, TINY RUNAWAY BRIDE by Hans Christian Andersen
ANIMALS
Released: May 13, 2008

"Crisp silhouettes appear as spot illustrations and hand-lettered diary entries alternate with the conventional text throughout, lending an air of timelessness. (Fiction. 7-10)"
It all begins when a young woman decides she wants a baby enough to visit a witch. Read full book review >

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THUMBELINA by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A cozily satisfying rendition of the classic. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-8)"
Pint-sized Thumbelina faces danger and despair as she searches for true love. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Alas, this one isn't a swan after all. (author's note) (Fairy tales. 7-10)
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There are good reasons some of Andersen's tales have gone out of vogue. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW QUEEN by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A deep subtext of love and loss, childhood and awakening, power and trust resonate through these pages at least as strongly as the magnificent images. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-12)"
One of the great illustrators of our time takes on one of the knottier Andersen fairy tales, producing a gorgeous and winning result. Read full book review >

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THE UGLY DUCKLING by Hans Christian Andersen
by Hans Christian Andersen, developed by XIMAD, retold by Andrew Lang, illustrated by Rimma Zainagova
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"Well suited for a sustained read-aloud, it is neither stiffly formal nor as mannered or cartoony as the flock of other online editions. A mention of the author and translator somewhere would have been nice, though. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
Pretty, idyllic country scenes across which touch- or tilt-sensitive figures glide give this unabridged version of the tale a cozy, slightly antique look. Read full book review >