Bio: (1805-1875), a Danish author, is best known as a master of fairy tales and other fiction. He published many collections including, "Tales, Told for Children" (1835), "A Picture-book Without Pictures" (1840), and "New Fairy Tales and Stories" (1858-1872). Andersen's work combines superb storytelling with natural, informal language. His stories always retain a child's perspective. Many of his themes are inspirational, but just as many reflect a concern for the outcast and come out of the natural pessimism he formed as a poor child. Andersen created some of the best known fairy tales: "The Princess and the Pea," "The Little Mermaid," "Little Tiny or Thumbelina," and "The Ugly Duckling." The fables are endlessly retold in multiple formats.
when new books by Hans Christian Andersen are released.
A wicked queen, a magic mirror, and the quest of a young girl to save her best friend. An animated film adaptation of this book is in the works at Disney Studios, but will not be ready for release for a few years (these things take time). In the meantime, enjoy our eBook of the original tale by Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875).