HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'It doesn't matter if you're born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan's egg!' (from 'The Ugly Duckling') This ...
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Hans Christian Andersen
67 children’s books by the writer
Hans Christian Anderson (1805-75) was a Danish writer, best known for his universally recognised children's fairy tales, of which there are over 150. He also wrote plays, novels, poems and travel essays.
In this Hans Christian Andersen story the little mermaid swims too close to the shore and her life is changed forever. Will she ever be able to return home, and, more importantly, does she want to?
When Gerda's beloved playmate, Kai, disappears one winter afternoon, all of the grownups give him up as forever lost. But Gerda knows in her heart that Kai can be rescued, and with nothing more than the clothes on her ...
This splendid collection of best-loved stories from Hans Christian Andersen includes 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier'. Michael Foreman's haunting colour illustrations are charged with Andersen's essential magic, making this a must-have classic ...