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Andersen's Fairy Tales [Abridged, Audiobook] [Audio Cassette]

Hans Christian Andersen , Erica Jones
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March 1994 Coleccion Premio Nacional de Literatura
By bringing true feelings to his stories, Andersen's tales have become part of universal folk lore. Stories include "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Tinder Box," and "The Ugly Duckling." 2 cassettes.

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Grade 4 Up-Both children and adults will enjoy this collection of 30 of Andersen's best-known fairy tales, newly translated by Tiina Nunnally (sic). British actors Kate Reading and Richard Matthews alternate reading, and both deliver expressive and powerful narrations. The stories include "The Princess and the Pea," "Thumbelina," "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Snow Queen," among others. Published to celebrate the bicentennial of Andersen's birth, this audiobook would be a solid addition to any library collection.-Beverly Bixler, San Antonio Public Library, TX
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Jackie Wullschlanger is a literary critic and European Arts Correspondent of the Financial Times. Her biography of Andersen (2000) was published to critical acclaim and great popular success and is now considered the standard life of the writer. Tina Nunnally is known for her many award-winning translations of Nordic fiction, including the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2003. Jackie Wullschlanger is a literary critic and European Arts Correspondent of the Financial Times. Her biography of Andersen (2000) was published to critical acclaim and great popular success and is now considered the standard life of the writer. Tina Nunnally is known for her many award-winning translations of Nordic fiction, including the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2003. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing is sweeter than the real story April 26 2000
Format:Hardcover
I believe that the path to a well-rounded child is the truth. Too often we sensationalize and sugar-coat the truth when it comes to our kids. This book is a good example of the way things are. My favorite tale from this book would have to be "The Little Mermaid", and it will be the first tale I read my children when they are born. Mr. Anderson was a firm believer in drama mixed with the hard knocks of real life.Here he has just transformed them into a fantastical story that every child needs to be told. The elements of the story are very powerful, from the loss of innocence to the loss of love,and sometimes we need a good dose of something that isn't wholesome. I recommend this book to everyone, children and adults alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully bound classic sure to please March 30 2009
Format:Hardcover
This is the first non-animated book that I am reading to my 5 year old son. He loves the stories and it's amazing what images his imagination comes up with. The book is beautifully bound and has some illustrations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Staggering Surrealism. Oct. 18 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
'The Snow Queen' is possibly the greatest short story I've ever read. Although its message is essentially Christian, its means of getting there is staggering, Surrealist and far from dogmatic. There is an Alice quality to the heroine's narrative as she seeks her abducted playmate, full of singing flowers, helpful crows and robber barons - the songs of the flowers are full of sexually loaded and enigmatic imagery. But the word-pictures as a whole are haunting, the blazing sheen of the snow, with the suggestive reds dotting it throughout. The final puzzle is worthy of Borges. Wow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing is sweeter than the real story April 26 2000
By mary wills - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I believe that the path to a well-rounded child is the truth. Too often we sensationalize and sugar-coat the truth when it comes to our kids. This book is a good example of the way things are. My favorite tale from this book would have to be "The Little Mermaid", and it will be the first tale I read my children when they are born. Mr. Anderson was a firm believer in drama mixed with the hard knocks of real life.Here he has just transformed them into a fantastical story that every child needs to be told. The elements of the story are very powerful, from the loss of innocence to the loss of love,and sometimes we need a good dose of something that isn't wholesome. I recommend this book to everyone, children and adults alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Believe the hype! Sept. 19 2006
By Bear in the Canyon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is the first translation of Andersen's tales to capture his true voice -- try it and compare to any other translation and you'll see. I hope Penguin has Tiina Nunnally do all the rest of his stories soon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Translation! May 2 2010
By jlyn_81 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It's difficult to convey cultural humor and wit from one language to another, but Nunnally's is the best translation I've read for Hans Christian Andersen's fairytales.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Andersen's Fairy Tales Oct. 9 2008
By R. Cottrell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is an important classic of children's literature, illustrated with charm by the renowned Arthur Szyk. It's a small volume that feels good in the hand. To encounter Andersen's story telling ability is to be drawn into eloquently told stories, and to sometimes encounter surprising images and turns of thought. The color illustrations seem inspired by Persian miniature paintings, and are charming, lively, humorous, quirky, and stunningly executed. The artist used a variety of tools: First a sketch, then basic shapes in gesso or tempera, then on top of those colors he applies lines and details using pen or a fine brush. The petite and gorgeous color images are rather well produced by the printer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood treasure! Sept. 14 2007
By Patrick W. Crabtree - Published on Amazon.com
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I had this volume in my youth and read it practically every night. It's a wonderful compendium of Fairy Tales -- one should pair it up with a similar copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales. Some parents would object to "violence", etc., in the content but I will be reading these stories to my own grandson as soon as he is old enough to listen. You can't go wrong on this one.
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