Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark, in 1805. He became famous for his fairy tales, although he also published poems and novels, first finding renown as a poet. Once he began publishing collections of his fairy tales, he found great success, becoming one of the most widely-read and widely-loved children's authors. His output equaled more than 150 fairy tales.
One of the most prestigous prizes to be awarded in children's literature is the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
- The Snow Queen (1845)
- The Snow Queen is a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen and first published in 1845. The story centers on the struggle between good and evil as taken on by a little boy and girl, Gerda and Kay.
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