The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen have enchanted children and adults alike for over a hundred and fifty years. The twelve stories in this new collection include old favorites such as The Nightengale, The Ugly Duckling, and The Princess and the Pea, as well s some less-known tales such as The Snowman and The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep.
These tales show the many facets of Andersens unique genius. By turns romantic and practical, sentimental and comic, straightforward and indiminished popularity, providing the basis for favorite American interpretations such as Disneys The Little Mermaid. Biography courtesy of HarperCollins