Hans Andersen Fairy Tales – Illustrated by Milo Winter
This collection, Hans Andersen Fairy Tales contains twenty-two of Hans Christian’s most well-loved tales, and is illustrated by the charming colour and black-and-white drawings of Milo Winter. The stories include: ‘The Tinder Box’; ‘The Ugly Duckling’; ‘The Little Match-Girl’; ‘The Nightingale’; ‘Thumbelina’; ‘The Steadfast Tin Soldier’; ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, and many more.
Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875) was a Danish poet and author celebrated for his children’s stories but perhaps best known for his fables and fairy tales – meant for both adults and children. They were frequently written in a colloquial style, using idioms and spoke language in a manner previously unseen in Danish literature. Though simple at first glance, Hans Andersen Fairy Tales often convey sophisticated moral teachings, in equal measure heart-breaking and heart-warming.
Milo Winter (1888 – 1956), was best-loved for his animal drawings, Winter was among the artists working in the later stages of the ‘Golden Age’. His work can be identified from its masterful accuracy, humorous touches, personality, and attention to detail. Winter produced artwork for such well-known tales as Aesop’s Fables, Arabian Nights, Alice in Wonderland, and Gulliver’s Tales. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Hans Christian Andersen’s captivating storytelling.