Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tale Classics

Did you know Disney's animated film Frozen is adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's story The Snow Queen? If you haven't read this classic children's fairy tale, give it a try:

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen ; retold by Caroline Peachey

More of his influential stories, such as The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, and The Emperor's New Clothes, can also be found in one of the many compilations on our shelves:

Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen edited by Maria Tatar
Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen collected by Neil Philip

Learn more about Andersen and his life in these biographies:

Hans Christian Andersen: A New Life by Jens Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller by Jackie Wullschlager