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$22.52*

Annotated Hans Christian Andersen

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Model# 9780393060812 | SKU# 9780393060812

In her most ambitious annotated work to date, Maria Tatar celebrates the stories told by Denmark's "perfect wizard" and re-envisions Hans Christian Andersen as a writer who casts his spell on both children and adults. Andersen's most beloved tales, such as "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Little Mermaid," are now joined by "The Shadow" and "Story of a Mother," mature stories that reveal his literary range and depth. Tatar captures the tales' unrivaled dramatic and visual power, showing exactly how Andersen became one of the world's ten most translated authors, along with Shakespeare, Dickens, and Marx. Lushly illustrated with more than one hundred fifty rare images, many in full color, by artists such as Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen will captivate readers with annotations that explore the rich social and cultural dimensions of the nineteenth century and construct a compelling portrait of a writer whose stories still fascinate us today.

$7.95*

The Ugly Duckling

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Model# 9780735821460 | SKU# 9780735821460

Ever since its publication in 1845, Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling has been a favorite with generations of children around the world. Today's youngsters will be equally moved by the hapless ugly duckling, who, ridiculed and rejected by all, suffers terrible hardships. And they will celebrate along with him when he finally emerges triumphant as the most beautiful swan of all Bernadette Watts's detailed illustrations chronicle the bittersweet story with charm and poignancy. Perfect for institutional, trade and gift accounts.

$8.04*

The Princess And the Pea

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Model# 9781402730658 | SKU# 9781402730658

A long time ago, there lived a prince who was looking for someone very special to marry." One of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories gets a breathtaking showcase, with lavish art and an elegant retelling by acclaimed writer, professor, and radio host John Cech. It's the second exquisite entry in the "Classic Fairy Tale Collection" series. Although the handsome prince meets ladies blessed with beauty, wealth, and brains, he knows in his heart that none is the true princess he longs for. Then, one stormy night, a wet, disheveled, and very weary young woman knocks at the castle door. Could she be his queen? One tiny pea buried underneath twenty soft mattresses might reveal the truth. Bernhard Oberdieck's stunning images, with their soft color and unusual perspectives, capture all the fantasy and romance of Andersen's appealing tale.

$10.69*

The Snow Queen

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Model# 9780062209504 | SKU# 9780062209504

Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, the classic tale of friendship, love, and bravery, is beautifully retold with lavish illustrations by master artist Bagram Ibatoulline. Best friends Kai and Gerda would do anything for each other. When Kai starts to behave cruelly and disappears, Gerda sets out on an epic quest to save Kai from the evil Snow Queen. But can Gerda break the Snow Queen's enchantment and complete the final task? Full of magic and wonder, this new picture book will delight fans of beloved classics like "Thumbelina," "The Princess and the Pea," and "The Little Mermaid.

$13.13*

The Wild Swans

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Model# 9781897476369 | SKU# 9781897476369

In the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Wild Swans, " a princess rescues her 11 brothers from a transformative spell cast by their wicked stepmother. This story of enchantment is conveyed here in a remarkable and unusual way - as a wordless unfolding accordion board book with a series of beautiful illustrations that tell the tale. A separate booklet included contains text to accompany the story. This stunning edition captivates lovers of fairy tales and folklore who are familiar with the tale, as well as introduces new generations to the story.

$2.94*

Thumbelina

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Model# 9781402783524 | SKU# 9781402783524

A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale about a girl who is only one inch tall.

$9.48*

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

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Model# 9781419704321 | SKU# 9781419704321

With her signature warmth and lyricism, Newbery winner Cynthia Rylant has crafted a new version of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a tin soldier who falls in love with a ballerina. As in the original story, the tin soldier's love for the beautiful ballerina is thwarted by a goblin. The tin soldier is separated from the other toys and washed down a sewer, where he encounters a rat and gets swallowed by a fish, but somehow, against all odds, he manages to end up back home only to be cast into the nursery fire. Rylant adds her own twist to the end of the tale, however, for in this version, the tin soldier and the ballerina are melded to each other, rather than melted, in the heat of the fire, so they'll never be parted again. Rylant's expert storytelling paired with Corace's stunning illustrations create a beautiful, unforgettable tale of everlasting love. Praise for "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" STARRED REVIEW "Rylant preserves the story's character-building insistence on the soldier's decorum throughout his ordeal. At the same time, the sight of him in his dress uniform, bayonet at the ready, lodged upside down in a garden bed or lying patiently in the belly of the huge fish will make readers smile." -"Publishers Weekly"," "starred review "Gracefully written. The book's large format gives plenty of scope for Corace's distinctive illustrations, precise ink drawings brightened with watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paints. Sometimes brilliantly colorful and sometimes more subdued, the scenes can be crowded with dozens of toys or other visual elements, but they show up well from a distance. The subtle depictions of the goblin and his shadow are particularly fine. A softened vision of the literary fairy tale." -"Booklist" "The distinctive illustrations capture both the story's melodrama and playful appeal, such as when two boys salute the tin soldier as his newspaper boat speeds along the fast-moving gutter stream. This spirited retelling re

$10.45*

The Snow Queen: The Hans Christian Andersen Classic Story

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Model# 9781783120154 | SKU# 9781783120154

The Snow Queen: The Hans Christian Andersen Classic Story

$6.00*

The Ugly Duckling

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Model# 9781402784378 | SKU# 9781402784378

An unloved ducking grows up to become a beautiful swan in Hans Christian Andersen's timeless tale, which has inspired readers for more than 150 years. Illustrations.

$9.47*

Thumbelina

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Model# 0978080372812 | SKU# 0978080372812

It's not easy being small, but in Brad Sneed's lovely new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina, at least life is full of adventure. Soon after being born from a fiery red flower, Thumbelina is kidnapped from home and pursued by many suitors, including a horrible toad, a bumbling beetle, and a grumpy mole-until the plucky heroine finds a true love who fits her just right. Sneed's rich, detailed watercolors are a true standout, illustrating the animals and natural world with remarkable realism and vibrancy. The story, lighthearted and lively, has a simple text that keeps the elegant flavor of the original tale, yet is perfect for a picture book audience. Brad Sneed's fresh look at a well-loved fairy tale is simply sumptuous

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