Andersen's Fairy Tales
from Well-known Classics Like The Little Match Girl And The Emperor's New Clothes, To Fairytale Treasures Yet To Be Discovered, Silke Leffler's Enchanting Illustrations Capture The Time-less Magic Of Andersen's Tales. The Scope Of This Edition Makes It A Must-have For Any Collection Of Fairy Tales. Silke Leffler's Unique Artwork Brings A New Perspective To The Works Of This Storytelling Genius. The Gold Foil On The Jacket Gives The Book That Extra Appeal. Leffler's Illustrations And The Overall Beauty Of The Book Design Make This Especially Appropriate For The Gift Market At The Holiday Season.
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gr 4 Up
thirteen Tales-10 Of Them Among Andersen's Most Popular-are Adapted From Excellent Translations By Anthea Bell And H. P. Paul. Although Several Of The Tales (the Princess And The Pea, Thumbeline, The Emperor's New Clothes) Might Be Enjoyed By Young Children, Others (the Traveling Companion, There Is No Doubt) Contain Scary Or Gruesome Details That Make Them More Appropriate For Older Children And Adults. Andersen's Subtly Related Plots, Often Involving Tales Within Tales And Resolutions That Necessitate Discerning Thought And Attention To Detail, Are Aimed At Adults And Teens, As Well. Leffler's Often-humorous Painted Folk-art Illustrations Show Cute Little People With Chubby Line-drawn Faces Dressed In Clothing Of 18th-century Style. Some Animals-especially The Fowl-are Cartoons. In Four Of The Stories, A Full-page Illustration And Its Opposing Text Page Are Mismatched. These Flaws Aside, The Volume Itself Is Quite Handsome. Lisbeth Zwerger's hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales (minedition, 2006) Is More Traditionally Illustrated And Contains Tales That Are More Appropriate For Family Sharing.
Publisher: North-South Books