Hans  Christian  Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875),  - Danish author and poet, wrote many poems, plays, stories and travel essays, but is best known for his fairy tales of which there are over one hundred and fifty, published in numerous collections during his life and many still in print today.Andersen's fairy tales of fantasy with moral lessons are popular with children and adults all over the world, and they also contain autobiographical details of the man himself. Andersen wrote 168 fairy tales between 1835 and 1872. The first few were published in Tales Told for Children when he was 30. Stories such as "The Little Mermaid," "The Princess and the Pea," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Thumbelina" and "The Snow Queen" won him worldwide fame.

Famous tales include:

  • The Little Mermaid 
  • The Snow Queen
  • Thumbelina
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • The Princess and the Pea
  • The Steadfast Tin Soldier
  • The Nightingale