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Andersen's Fairy Tales Hardcover – October 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Hardcover: 92 pages
  • Publisher: North-South Books (October 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735821410
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735821415
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,524,664 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After living abroad for many years while working for several international organizations, Friederun Reichenstetter began writing stories. Today she lives with her husband outside Munich, where she continues to write.


Silke Leffler was born in Vorarlberg, Austria. She spent her childhood and

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jude Keck on August 31, 2010
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I had been searching a few years for a good collection of the tales of H.C. Andersen. Many were horribly abridged or only contained a few tales or had bizarre illustrations. This is exactly what I have been looking for. For any other parents out there following Andrew Campbell's Latin-Centered Curriculum, this will be an excellent choice.
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Well crafted book. A nicely bound and illustrated book of Anderson's tales. My 8yo son enjoyed reading them all in their original firm.
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I bought this to read with my four-year-old daughter seeking to introduce her to classic literature (she is way into fairy tales and I want to expose her to the originals before she discovers Disney).

I read the first paragraph of about a dozen translations of "The Emperor's Clothes" to see which translation flowed the best. Most translations are too literal, technical or stiff. The translations in this book were quite good for a four-year-old.

I know fine art is to each own's taste, but these illustrations completely underserved the imagination of a four-year-old. They are so plain she often didn't even look at the book, but rather sat and listened. The illustrations consist of simplified, two-dimensional figures colored in light pastel colors. I was hoping for vibrant, dramatic and complex illustrations that would seduce her imagination and pull her into the story. I might have compromised on the translation to find a better volume of pictures.

You'll read this in the reviews of every Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales book on Amazon, but here it is again: these stories are shockingly and unnecessarily violent. I was fine and ready for a little violence as part of the plot ('Duly noted,' I thought) but I was stopped mid-sentence many, many times while reading these stories to my daughter because of some heinous action that had nothing to do with the story line. (For example, in the 'Traveler's Companion', an elf flies after a flying evil princess to spy on her, makes himself invisible, and whips the princess mid-air with a rod until she's soaked in blood. Why? Beats me. They both arrive at their destination and the story continues.) Those violent details were frustrating to sensor.
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