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Favourite Tales from Hans Christian Andersen Hardcover

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Floris Books (March 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 086315347X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863153471
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #837,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Beautifully illustrated... this book makes an ideal, and long lasting, present.' -- Family Interest Magazine

About the Author

Anastasiya Archipova works in Moscow as an illustrator. She has illustrated many children's books including Favourite Grimm's Tales.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cyber Gypsy on February 17, 2007
Format: Hardcover
am extremely fussy about the quality of literature I read to my children. We have a huge bookshelf full of children's books. This one takes the prize on so many levels;

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;

ISBN-10: 0863153186
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