Book Reviews of Andersen's Fairy Tales (Wordsworth Collection)

Andersen's Fairy Tales (Wordsworth Collection)
Andersen's Fairy Tales - Wordsworth Collection
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
ISBN-13: 9781853261008
ISBN-10: 1853261009
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
Pages: 406
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company
Book Type: Paperback
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I read this book years ago while working at a bookstore, and while it is a truly wonderful collection, it was a surprise. Andersen's stories are much more appropriate for children than Grimm's, but many in the collection are very unlike the "Disney-fied" versions we know.
For example, we all know that in the Little Mermaid, Ariel falls in love, faces some adversity, and lives happily ever after. But that's Disney's version. In Andersen's original story, she actually dies and turns into foam on ocean waves. Not so happily-ever-after now, huh?
Even with the sometimes sad endings, many of Andersen's tales have a subtle Christian message suitable even for the non-religious, and it's a real treat to read the stories as he originally intended them.
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A collection of classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen.
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Love having the original fairy tales in one place. Could use more pictures to keep my kids' attention.