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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.

4 min read

The Butterfly

A butterfly takes his time in deciding which flower he should marry.

21 min read

Thumbelina

The sweet story of the adventures of a girl no larger than a person's thumb.

2 min read

The Princess and the Pea

A Princess is given a bad night's sleep when a Queen puts a pea under her mattress!

4 min read

The Little Match Girl

The classic sad fairy tale about a poor little match girl selling matches in the snow at Christmas.

15 min read

The Fir Tree

A little fir tree in the forest wishes he was grown - until he is grown.

19 min read

The Ugly Duckling

* Story contains bad language

A baby duck is teased for being ugly... until he discovers how special he really is.

7 min read

The Emperor’s New Clothes

An emperor is fooled by two tailors, who pretend to make him an invisible suit.

11 min read

The Red Shoes

The story of a pretty young girl who unwittingly puts on a pair of magic shoes.

45 min read

The Little Mermaid

The story of a young mermaid who falls in love with a prince from above the waves.