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Publisher Description

Download eight timeless audio tales from a magical storyteller.

This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains eight of Hans Christian Andersen’s magnificent fairy tales. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor’s New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince.

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark, in 1805. At the age of 14 he went to Copenhagen to become an actor. He failed and instead went back to school, where he was very unhappy. He published his first book, an account of a walking trip, in 1829. From then on he wrote many books, finding his true voice in his original fairy stories, which often had their basis in his life. He died in 1875.

GENRE
Kids & Young Adults
NARRATOR
Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs, Juliet Stevenson
LENGTH
03:05
hr min
RELEASED
2010
May 12
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
ES
Spanish
SIZE
149.3
MB

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