Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen's classic tales of foolish emperors, lonely mermaids, icy queens and clever princesses have delighted children and adults alike for nearly two centuries. The stories' unique magic and wonder make them essential reading for any childhood. This beautifully illustrated collection of Andersen's best-loved fairy tales includes The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea and The Emperor's New Clothes. Each story is brought to life with charming illustrations by Anastasiya Archipova, illustrator of dozens of children's books. This gift edition of Andersen's tales is designed for little hands and will make a beautiful addition to any bookshelf.
'A cooler aesthetic prevails in Anastasiya Archipova's delicate, feathery paintings for "An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales".' -- 'Best Nine Books to Give for the Holidays', The Wall Street Journal 'What makes this anthology stand out is the magnificent artwork of Anastasiya Archipova. This profusion of images wonderfully enhances these stories making them a delight for young readers and ideal for parents to read to younger children. Of special note is an informative two page illustrated article about Hans Christian Andersen. Simply stated, 'An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales' will make an enduringly popular addition to family, elementary school, and community library Folktale/Fairytale collections.' -- Children's Bookwatch, November 2014 'These tales of magic and enchantment are wonderfully enhanced by lavish full colour illustrations on almost every page. Beautifully bound and presented, this delightful Christmas gift is excellent value for money.' -- Carousel 'This gift edition of Andersen's tales would make a wonderful addition to any bookshelf. We say... Timeless stories presented in a beautifully illustrated book to keep forever.' -- Creative Steps
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author, best known for his fairy tales which include The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen and The Emperor's New Clothes. Anastasiya Archipova is an illustrator who lives in Moscow. She has illustrated many children's books, including many traditional fairy tales.