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The Steadfast Tin Soldier : A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's tale

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Hans Christian Andersen's powerful and haunting tale describes how a one-legged tin soldier falls in love with a proud dancer from the same toy collection. The soldier valiantly endures the various trials inflicted on him because of his love, and remains steadfast until he meets his end.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 214 x 260 x 4mm | 181.44g
  • Andersen Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • 28 FULL COLOUR
  • 1842704435
  • 9781842704431
  • 324,397

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A lavishly illustrated retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's tale, in honour of his bi-centenary The powerful and haunting classic tale of the one-legged tin soldier who falls in love with a proud dancer. Valiantly enduring various trials, the soldier remains steadfast until the end.show more

About Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (Author) Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 - August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his fairy tales. Among his best-known stories are The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl, The Ugly Duckling and The Red Shoes. During Andersen's lifetime he was feted by royalty and acclaimed for having brought joy to children across Europe. His fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages and continue to be published in millions of copies all over the world and inspired many other works. Naomi Lewis (Author) P. J. Lynch was born in Belfast in 1962, the youngest of five children. He studied illustration at Brighton College of Art (where one of his tutors was Raymond Briggs). He has won numerous prizes, including the Mother Goose Award and the Kate Greenaway Award. He now lives in Dublin. P J Lynch (Illustrator) P. J. Lynch was born in Belfast in 1962, the youngest of five children. He studied illustration at Brighton College of Art (where one of his tutors was Raymond Briggs). He has won numerous prizes, including the Mother Goose Award and the Kate Greenaway Award. He now lives in Dublin.show more

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"Gorgeous redesign of the classic tale" * Angels and Urchins * "'A lovely story of misfortune, courage and love.'" * Evening Standard * "'Dramatically beautiful illustrations capture every nuance of this tragic story.'" * Guardian * "'The interpretation of Andersen's poignant tale.'" * School Librarian * "'Lynch is a remarkable illustrator.'" * Times Educational Supplement *show more

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"'Lynch is a remarkable illustrator.'"show more

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