H. C Andersen
4) Sink or swim
Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen is regarded as one of the most important figures in the genre of children's literature. With tales such as The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, and The Little Match Girl, Andersen has captivated generations of readers around the globe. This collection presents an array of Andersen's most beloved fairy tales.
The Fairy Books, or "Coloured" Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection has been incalculably important and, although he did not source the stories himself direct from the oral tradition...