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Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
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Jul 18, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: classics, short-stories-novellas, children-s-and-ya, fairytales

I read this when I was tiny and just found it today and had a flick through. I remember these as being well told, simple, absorbing. I remember absolutely loving "The Snow Queen". I think I actually had a separate book with that in, as well, with absolutely beautiful illustrations.

[April 09:]

Just reread this book. It's surprising how rich these fairy tales are considering that they're given to children. Some of them are ridiculous and pointless, really, except that they're charming little stories. Some of them have morals, which can be irritating to us. I remember loving some of these stories so much, as I said when I first reviewed this: my favourites now are "The Snow Queen" and "The Little Mermaid", while I remember loving "The Ugly Duckling"... Some of these are actually so much in a kid's consciousness that I didn't remember they were by Andersen.

Lovely little collection, I reread them via the Penguin £2 edition, which is definitely worth the money.

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Rebecca Oh. I've gotta re-read. I'm so in need of these stories at the moment.

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