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Favourite Tales from Hca (H) Hardcover – March 1, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
1. Quality and beauty of the writing, its use of poetic words and sentence structure.
2. Not dumbed down for children, therefore challenges their thinking and imagination, while also retaining its original messages about virtues and goodness.
3. Exquisite pictures.
4. Keeps my son's attention more than anything. He has learnt far more from this book than any other.
5. Not boring for adults who have to read the stories unteen times!
I have not found a better version of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales.
The Swineherd and The Snow Queen are exquisite! Though there are a couple of stories I wouldn't read to my children. "The Christmas Tree" in this form is not for children, despite the sound of the name, but a haunting and brutally honest story for adults nevertheless.
After reading Archipova's fairy-tale versions, it's difficult to return to other books, since everything else thereafter sounds inferior to the ear!
I keep returning to this book and her Grimms fairy tales books time and again. I haven't found anything else out there with the same quality and I could have saved a lot of money by simply buying this, the Grimms one and our other favorite The Little Troll. That's all you need!
Here is the IBSN for the Grimms collection;
The other book is this one;
The Princess and the Pea
The Snow Queen
The Emperor's New Suit
The Brave Tin Soldier
The Little Match-Seller
The Little Mermaid
The Fir Tree
If you like these stories, then I would recommend this book to you.