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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Benedikt Taschen Verlag (22 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836526751
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836526753
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 3.5 x 26.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,124 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hans Christian Andersen is known today as the most famous Scandinavian writer ever, and his brilliant talent for storytelling has endeared him to millions. He was born into poverty on April 2, 1805 in Odense, Denmark, a day that has since become known as International Children s Book Day. Andersen was the first writer to create fantasy stories for children s sake, spawning the modern phenomenon of make-believe stories told from the child s perspective. By the end of his life, Andersen s tales had made him famous worldwide, and he was deemed a national treasure by the Danish government.

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TASCHEN editor Noel Daniel graduated from Princeton University and studied in Berlin on a Fulbright Scholarship. She earned a master s degree in London and served as director of a photography art gallery before becoming a book editor. Her TASCHEN books to date include The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (2013), The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (2011), Magic 1400s 1950s (2009), and The Circus 1870s 1950s (2008).

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Nov 2013
Format: Hardcover
Having loved the Brother Grimm Fairy Tales that had been lovingly retranslated and illustrated last year, I really couldn't wait to get my hands on one for Hans Christian Anderson, after all, with classic tales like The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid and my own favourite, the Ugly Duckling, I really wanted to have something that was not only beautiful to flick through but would enchant my nephews and niece when I sat down to read to them.

What Taschen has done with this is bring artwork from around the world, is bring a wonderful translation to the fore and give it not only a modern voice but also, by choosing a translation by a Hollywood/Radio Star, allowed the stories to be played out in full in a modern voice in, what I feel, is a manner for tales around the fireplace or to help wrap a child up in bed.

It's beautiful, has a huge amount of stories within and knowing how much pleasure the Grimm title brought, this will certainly prove itself more than worth the money for such a book that will be lovingly passed down. Thank you Taschen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By halo woman on 30 Dec 2013
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THIS IS A FABULOUSLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK ,AND EVEN IF THE INTENDED READER HAS READ THE STORIES BEFORE, IT IS STILL A WORTHWHILE BUY JUST FOR THE PLEASURE OF THE PICTURES.I PURCHASED THIS FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN HOPING THAT IT WILL STAY IN THE FAMILY AS A TREASURED ITEM FOR EVER.
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By sammy dasher on 12 May 2014
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Very pleased with this lovely book, it made a great present. It is nice to have some of the more old fashioned gifts for children as we are surrounded by plastic and technology.
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