Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales – Illustrated by Rie Cramer and L. A. Govey
This collection, ‘The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen’ contains thirty-two of Hans Christian’s most well-loved tales, and is illustrated by the charming plates and black and white line drawings of Rie Cramer and L.A. Govey. The stories include: ‘The Princess and the Pea’; ‘The Tinder Box’; ‘The Ugly Duckling’; ‘The Little Match-Girl’; ‘The Snow Queen’; ‘Thumbelina’; ‘The Little Mermaid’; ‘The Nightingale’; ‘The Fir Tree’; ‘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, Andersen’s stories often convey sophisticated moral teachings, in equal measure heart-breaking and heart-warming. His stories are presented alongside the illustrations of Rie Cramer and L. A. Govey, so that both the artwork and the text, may be better appreciated.