Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

By Andersen, Hans Christian

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ISBN
978-0-76362-515-3
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2004

Gr 3-8 Lewis's translations of Andersen's tales have appeared in various collections and picture books over the past 20 years. Thirteen of them appear in this lavishly illustrated volume. In new introductions to each story, Lewis provides background and context, connecting the tale to Andersen's life and offering her own interpretation of its theme. Stewart's digitally created drawings shed fresh light on the stories as well. Each page facing a story's introduction presents a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2005

A longtime Andersen scholar revisits thirteen tales, largely the most familiar. In her often provocative introductions to the stories, Lewis comments on their histories, allegorical meanings, and links to Andersen's life. "Why did the little mermaid really desire a soul?... The selective allotment of souls raises uneasy questions." Although there is no translator's note, Lewis's translations are notably close to R. P. Keigwin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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