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Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

Copenhagen, Denmark

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children: his stories express themes that transcend age and nationality.

8 min read

Little Tuk

* Story contains bad language

A little boy helps an old lady carry her bucket - and goes on a wonderful geography adventure.

5 min read

Sunshine Stories

The Sunshine tells stories about all whom she has shined upon.

55 min read

The Snow Queen

* Story contains bad language

Two friends are separated by a Snow Queen and an icy heart.

12 min read

Little Ida’s Flowers

Little Ida discovers the flowers have a ball at night when she's asleep.

14 min read

The Tinderbox

A fairytale of a soldier who comes upon riches and a tinder-box...

31 min read

The Wild Swans

* Story contains bad language

A sister loses her twelve brothers, who are turned into swans. Will she risk her own life to save them?

17 min read

The Nightingale

A Chinese Emperor coves a nightingale - but then discovers a more beautiful one made of gold.

7 min read

The Swineherd

* Story contains bad language

A Prince offers a Princess gifts that she refuses.

14 min read

The Little Elder Tree Mother

* Story contains bad language

A sick boy goes on a magical adventure of the imagination...

6 min read

The Pea Blossom

Five peas in a shell discover their destinies...

9 min read

The Snow Man

A snow man falls in love with a hot stove...

3 min read


A beautiful story of a much loved Grandmother who dies.