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  • Hans Christian Andersen

    Adapted by Inna Shapiro from the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen Thumbelina is the story about a little girl's dedication and love for the old woman who gave her life. This is a new version of a classic tale set to beautiful classical music from beginning to end. Once upon a time, there was an old woman. She was very kind and loving. She also was very lonely, because she had no children. Quite often, she dreamed about having a little girl whom she would love and care for. One morning, in one of her flowers, she found a little girl. The girl was so small—smaller than the thumb on the old woman's hand. The woman gave her a name: Thumbelina. She loved to take care of her little...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    A mother duck hatches a brood of ducklings. All are sweet little yellow babies-all but one, who is very large, very gray, and very ugly. The poor ugly duckling is teased and tormented by everyone he meets, even his own mother, brothers, and sisters. Driven from his home in the barnyard, the unhappy duckling wanders the world alone, suffering hardships, cruelty, and ridicule wherever he goes. This exquisite tale of rejection and redemption has been a favorite with children since its first publication in 1845. The hapless duck's plight, and his ultimate triumph, is especially relevant in today's image-conscious world-as are all the tales in this treasury of...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    “I do not write for children, but for the childlike, whether of five or fifty or seventy-five.” — George MacDonald The Princess and the Goblin, first published in 1872, was one of the very first fantasy novels and had a strong influence on the work of Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Fans of fantasy-fiction love it to this day. Eight-year-old Princess Irene lives in a remote mountainous region with no one but her nursemaid for company. Then she meets a mysterious old woman and Curdie, a young miner. Meanwhile, deep in the heart of the earth beneath her lurk grotesque and hideous creatures seeking vengeance against human kind. The Goblin and the Grocer by Hans...read more

  • The Brothers Grimm

    Alison Larkin selects and introduces fairytales of strong, independent, brave, at times irreverent girls and women who take charge of their lives, go on their own adventures, rescue themselves and sometimes even save the men they love. These are not stories of helpless females shut up in high towers waiting around for a handsome man to rescue them while they sleep for years or from brushing their golden hair a lot. These heroines have far more to distinguish them than the fact that they (sometimes) end up married to a prince. Stories included: The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, Molly Whuppie and the Double-faced Giant by Flora Annie Steel, A Pottle of Brains by Joseph Jacobs, Cap...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    A collection of fairy tales and other classic children's stories by Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    The Little Mermaid is a timeless classic that has fascinated readers young and old for many generations. The adventures of the young mermaid princess splash life across the pages of a story full of belonging, hope, love and sacrifice. This new audio edition invites readers of all ages to enjoy and rediscover this amazing...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    Brought to life by Academy Award®-winning actor F. Murray Abraham and an ensemble cast of narrators, and featuring original music by Michael Bacon, this collection contains Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved fairy tales, as well as a selection of lesser-known favorites.   Unlike the Brothers Grimm, who collected and retold folklore and fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen adopted the most ancient literary forms and distilled them into a genre that was uniquely his own. His fairy tales are remarkable for their sense of fantasy, power of description, and vivid imagination. They are like no others written before or since.  Recognizing the literary merit of...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness. Readily accessible by children, they present lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity that appeal to mature audiences as well. This collection of tales includes The Wild Swans, The Little Mermaid, and The Snow...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    ‘The Little Mermaid’ as adapted by Hans Christian Andersen, is a long tale with a complex plot which was first published in 1836. It tells the story of a young mermaid who ascends to the surface on her fifteenth birthday, as is the custom. She happens upon a ship in the throes of a storm, and saves the life of a prince who was about to drown. She falls in love with him, vows to find him again and to love him forever. There are, however, different rules and fates that separate mermaids from people, and the little mermaid undergoes many trials because of the choice she...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    Drei bekannte Märchen aus dem Märchenschatz von Hans Christian Andersen und den Gebrüdern Grimm: 'Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot', 'Das häßliche Entlein', 'Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse' - in einer Hörspielfassung von Kurt...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    The 100 greatest fairy tales by Denmark's legendary author Hans Christian Andersen: The snow queen, The wild swans, The little mermaid, The ugly duckling, The little match-seller, The emperor's new suit, The brave tin soldier, The princess and the pea, and many more! Also included: pdf file with complete track...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    What is hope? Hope shines through the fairy tales selected for this collection. Let Hans Christian Andersen enchant you and let your favourite characters teach you about what hope is and how to find it even at the darkest moments! A collection for the curious and empathetic young and adult readers. Contains the following fairy tales: - The Little March Girl - The Nightingale - The Flying Trunk - The Swineherd - The Wild Swans - Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author, poet and artist. Celebrated for children's literature, his most cherished fairy tales include 'The Emperor's New Clothes', 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Nightingale', 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier', 'The...read more

  • Melanie Rose

    ARE YOU READY TO LISTEN TO SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR AND MUST-HAVE BEDTIME STORIES FOR YOUR CHILD? IF SO, THEN KEEP READING… Do you want easy to listen bedtime stories that will improve your child’s creativity? Or popular stories that will effectively put your child to sleep in no time? Then this is the right audiobook for you! In The Most Beloved Bedtime Stories for Kids, you're going to discover a collection of the most beautiful classic fairy tales and memorable short stories, that every child must have. You can be sure to catch the interest of your child, stimulate the imagination of your toddler and take the budding creativity of your youngster to new...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    A small collection of some of H.C. Andersen's fairy tales -- including The Emperor's New Clothes, The Red Shoes, The Naughty Boy and fifteen others. (Summary by Halle...read more

  • Charles Perrault

    ARE YOU READY TO LISTEN TO SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR AND MUST-HAVE BEDTIME STORIES FOR YOUR CHILD? IF SO, THEN KEEP READING … Do you want easy to listen bedtime stories that will improve your child’s creativity? Or popular stories that will effectively put your child to sleep in no time? Then this is the right audiobook for you! In The Most Beloved Children's Bedtime Story Collection, you're going to discover a collection of the most beautiful classic fairy tales and memorable short stories; that every child must have. You can be sure to catch the interest of your child, stimulate the imagination of your toddler and take the budding creativity of your youngster to new...read more

  • Charles Perrault

    ARE YOU READY TO LISTEN TO SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR AND MUST-HAVE BEDTIME STORIES FOR YOUR CHILD? IF SO, THEN KEEP READING… Do you want easy to listen bedtime stories that will improve your child’s creativity? Or popular stories that will effectively put your child to sleep in no time? Then this is the right audiobook for you! In The Most Beloved Bedtime Stories for Kids - Volume 2, you're going to discover a collection of the most beautiful classic fairy tales and memorable short stories, that every child must have. You can be sure to catch the interest of your child, stimulate the imagination of your toddler and take the budding creativity of your youngster to new...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    The Little Mermaid" (Danish: Den lille havfrue, literally: "the little sea lady") is a very well known fairy tale by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince. The tale was first published in 1837 and has been adapted to various media including musical theatre and animated film. But this tale is not the Disney version, all cleaned up and made pretty. This is the way Andersen wrote it. The Little Mermaid is indeed at the happy wedding of her beloved prince, but she is not the bride. And then she becomes a big bubble. Curious? Listen and find out...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    This is a recording of seven immortal and delightful fairy tales written by Hans Christian Andersen. The Little Match Girl is of course the first, followed by The Swineherd, The Real Princess, The Leap Frog, The Elderbush, The Bell and finally, The Old House. They cover a wide range of topics but all demonstrate the storytelling genius of the prolific Danish author who gave us so many memorable and cherished...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    This is a collection of fairy tales and stories by Hans Christian Andersen, selected and read by students from Hunter College High School. Enjoy! :) Summary by...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    These are 25 fairy tales written by Hans Christian Andersen - A collection of something for everyone - the very popular stories, the less well-known stories and favorites, that both children and grownups can enjoy. (Summary by Neeru...read more