Hans Christian Andersen
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.
- Nationality: Danish
- Birth Date: 2 Apr 1805
- Death Date: 4 Aug 1875
- 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.
- “The Ugly Duckling”
- A fairy tale in which an ugly duckling turns into a swan.
- The Emperor's New Clothes
- The very vain Emperor in this fairy tale is tricked by a pair of thieves.
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