Item description for The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen & Lily Owens...
Lilly Owens, ed. Illustrated edition of 159 cherished tales that have enchanted readers for generations. Includes The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, Snow Queen, all uncut with beautiful illustrations by Arthur Rackham, Hans Richter, et al. 60 B&W illustrations. 816 pages.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 2.3" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 1993
ISBN 0517092913 ISBN13 9780517092910 UPC 045863092915
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More About Hans Christian Andersen & Lily Owens
Christian Birmingham, sometimes referred to as "Christmas" Birmingham thanks to the worldwide popularity of his holiday-themed picture books, is an English illustrator who has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Award for distinguished illustration in a children's book. He has illustrated A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Treasury, The Classic Tales of Hans Christian Anderson, and many other well-received books for young readers.
Hans Christian Andersen was born in 1805 and died in 1875.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales?
Fairy Tales Nov 8, 2007
I bought this book and must admit to not paying attention to the typeset or quality of the paper. It didn't matter to me because I was still being transported away with the memories of the wonderful fairy tales from my childhood.
The book still serves its purpose, the tales are as wonderful and magical as I remember them, and I look forward to reading them out loud to my grandchildren. Better still, the format will still see them enjoying it in their adulthood as it does me.
It is good to see these stories have been kept alive and well preserved.
For the price, its been well worth it for me.
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON Aug 6, 2007
MY GRANDKIDS WILL ENJOY THIS AS MUCH AS I DID AS A CHILD WHEN MY MOM READ TO ME. IT HAS ALL HIS WRITINGS.
Andersen deserves better Mar 10, 2007
It is just sad that publishers like this one are opportunistic and know that just because Andersen is on the cover the book will sell. The translations are rickety and unreadable. And the quality of the book is disappointing. I immediately resold mine and bought another, far superior, volume. Don't get taken for a ride.
This book is for adults as much as children Oct 27, 2006
Hans Chrisitian Andersen's fairy tales are incomparable. They have a level of depth absent in any other collection of fairy tales including the Grimm Brothers, Arabian nights etc...He amalgmates magic and reality and seals them in beautiful poetic expression. You will feel pain and love, rejection and hope, despair and persistence. The characters and images are sad yet impeccable. The tales are vivaciously symbolic of your dreams and reality. My favorite tales are The Red Shoes and The Little Mermaid(which is way different from Disney's version). They are a must-read.
Not for kids Jul 9, 2006
I first read HCA when I was about 8 and I remember being baffled at their deviation from the standard "fairy tale" formula. They stayed with me however. I bought this edition because I wanted to explore more of his work and I am very glad I did. I have finished about 3/4ths of this volulme and the richness, satire, obersvation, depth, humor and relevance of the themes continue to awe me. It's not a book for children but for those adults who want to go on adventures with a master storyteller.