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Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  141 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The everlasting tales of this favorite storyteller are celebrated in this colorful compendium. Eight stories such as Silly Hans, The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, and The Princess and the Pea are each illustrated by a different artist in full color.
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published March 7th 2006 by Gramercy (first published January 1st 1952)
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Dec 19, 2014 Brittany added it
Recommends it for: Grades 3 to 5
Fairy tales are also another good traditional literature sources because they usually follow a format (i.e. once upon a time), they are strictly fantasy so alternative endings and helping students think creatively with fairy tales is another way to utilize them in the classroom.

Grade level Equivalent: 5.6
Lexile Measure®: 860L
Joy Gerbode
This is a very quick and simple telling of three of Hans Christian Andersen's most famous fairy tales: The Emperor's New Clothes, Thumbelina, and the Little Mermaid. Very quick reading, but very enjoyable!
May 25, 2011 Stephanie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stephanie by: Sonlight
Shelves: homeschool
This is a nice (not comprehensive) selection of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales.

They include:
The Wild Swans
Dan the Dunce
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Flying Trunk
The Ugly Duckling
The Little Tin Soldier
The Nightingale

I liked this collection because it includes some of the less popular/known fairy tales. The retelling is simplified for younger audiences but does not twist, distort, or change the original endings (so far as I could remember). The illustrations are beautifully done a
Jan 15, 2013 Margaret rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Margaret by: Sonlight P3/4
It is a partial love/not love relationship with this book. We read this illustrated version through Sonlight P3/4 and overall I am not really a fan of these illustrations however I did like the illustrations of Thumbelina. My daughter definitely enjoys this book and asks for it often. Some of these tales were entirely new to me and still others were a very different version from my memory. The main drop in the stars rating for me was the over abundant use of the word "stupid". In my childhood (a ...more
I always enjoy reading the orginal fairy tales. I like to yell at the tv/other books when they change them by so much (and try to pretend its still the same story). My version starts off with the Mermaid. As much as I like cartoons, sometimes I just wanna beat the crap out of Disney, for the way the change the stories around so much. If they want something with a happy ending, then they should make up their own story, or find one that suits their purpose, not bastardize some other story.
My son I read this book as a part of Sonlight's P3/4 core. He loved listening to these stories over and over again. The Little Tin Soldier was a favorite, often requested at nap and bedtime. The illustrations in this edition are beautiful and really complement the stories. Most of the stories I had heard before, but there were a couple that were new to me. Overall, the book has a good mix of familiar and not so well known stories.
Robin E.
Some classic Hans Christian Andersen stories, and some not so well known ones. Great book to build a preschooler's listening skills and vocabulary, but it might not be a book he'll fall in love with.
My kids made me read this over and over and over and get the idea!
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Hans Christian Andersen (Danish: [ˈhanˀs ˈkʁæsdjan ˈɑnɐsn̩]; often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet. 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—called eventyr, or "fairy-tales"—express them ...more
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