Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen audiobook

Andersen's Fairy Tales: Selections

By Hans Christian Andersen
Read by Erica Johns

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2.57 Hours Abridged
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“It doesn’t matter about being born in a duckyard, as long as you are hatched from a swan’s egg.”—“The Ugly Duckling” The world of Hans Christian Andersen is seen through the eyes of children, where an ugly duckling is transformed into a swan, a puffed-up emperor is fooled by his own importance, a little match girl undergoes tragedy, and the upright honesty of John is rewarded by his travelling companion. By bringing true feelings to these classic stories, Andersen’s tales have become an important part of universal folklore. This charming collection includes such classic favorites as “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Little Match Girl,” “Big Claus and Little Claus,” and more.

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Summary

“It doesn’t matter about being born in a duckyard, as long as you are hatched from a swan’s egg.”—“The Ugly Duckling”

The world of Hans Christian Andersen is seen through the eyes of children, where an ugly duckling is transformed into a swan, a puffed-up emperor is fooled by his own importance, a little match girl undergoes tragedy, and the upright honesty of John is rewarded by his travelling companion. By bringing true feelings to these classic stories, Andersen’s tales have become an important part of universal folklore.

This charming collection includes such classic favorites as “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Little Match Girl,” “Big Claus and Little Claus,” and more.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Gorgeous orchestral music contributes to the dramatization of these charming tales. In “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” narrator Erica Johns creates the ideal huffy voice for the emperor, shady-sounding voices for the swindlers, and a realistic child’s voice when all is revealed. In “The Tinder Box,” listeners can almost see the crafty witch as she cajoles the soldier to steal with her creepy voice. The ugly duckling quacks believably as Johns elegantly describes nature. The hunting dogs’ splashes into the water are also appropriately frightening and dramatic. Listening is an excellent way to enjoy Andersen’s humor and wise lessons.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Hans Christian Andersen

Author Bio: Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker and a washerwoman. As a young teenager, he became quite well known in Odense as a reciter of drama and as a singer. When he was fourteen, he set off for the capital, Copenhagen, determined to become a national success on the stage. He failed miserably, but made some influential friends in the capital who got him into school to remedy his lack of proper education. In 1829 his first book was published. After that, books came out at regular intervals. His stories began to be translated into English as early as 1846. Since then, numerous editions, and more recently Hollywood songs and Disney cartoons, have helped to ensure the continuing popularity of the stories in the English-speaking world.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.57
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English