The Classic Collection of Fairy Tales: From the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian AndersenHardback
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- Publisher: ARMADILLO BOOKS
- Format: Hardback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 166mm x 212mm x 22mm | 599g
- Publication date: 16 August 2011
- Publication City/Country: Leicester
- ISBN 10: 1843227878
- ISBN 13: 9781843227878
- Illustrations note: full colour throughout
- Sales rank: 111,463
This title is from The Brothers Grimm & Hans Christian Andersen. Children and adults alike will delight in these enchanting tales, which are just as popular today as they were over a hundred years ago. These classic stories have withstood the test of time and are part of a heritage of folk and fairy tales that are shared across borders and languages. This collection contains twenty-four popular tales, retold for the contemporary reader, including wonderful favourites such as "The Princess and the Pea", "The Elves and the Shoemaker", "Rapunzel and The Ugly Duckling". Accompanying the text, Cathie Shuttleworth's beautifully intricate illustrations and gold embellishments decorate every page, making this lovely book an essential addition to any children's library. Classic children's stories from the fairytale masters Hans Christian Andersen and The Brothers Grimm, with best-loved tales retold for today's generation. This title is delightfully illustrated throughout with colourful and intricate drawings. Embellished with gold decorations on the cover and every page, this is an heirloom volume that will be treasured by children everywhere.
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Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish storyteller, was born in 1805. Although he was the son of a poor shoemaker, he longed to make his living by writing. After many struggles, he became known as a poet, but today it is his fairy tales that are best loved. Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm and brother Wilhelm Carl published their first collection of folk and fairy tales, collected from all over Germany, in 1812. Today, their stories are part of a heritage of folk and fairy tales shared across borders and languages. Nicola Baxter has written or compiled over three hundred titles. In this volume she has sensitively retold the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen and The Brothers Grimm for young readers. Cathie Shuttleworth was trained in calligraphy, heraldry and illumination, but her real love is illustrating children's books.