|Hans Christian Andersen. Noel Daniel, ed.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||240 / 2020|
When we return to the tales of Hans Christian Andersen, we find that they are more creative, sly, and strange than we remembered, unfailingly entertaining to readers 9 and up. The 16 stories collected here include "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Princess and the Pea," "The Ugly Duckling," "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," and Andersen's masterpiece, "The Snow Queen"—the inspiration for the movie Frozen. Showing great diversity, the vintage illustrations include Gustaf Tenggren's bright and fanciful paintings, Arthur Rackham's elegant imagery, Harry Clarke's stylized Art Nouveau drawings, and Takeo Takei's wonderfully absurd etchings.