Hans Christian Andersen Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen Tales

Title: Hans Christian Andersen Tales
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Series: Word Cloud Classics
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: 
Classics, Easy reading, Fairy tales
Pace: Slow
Format: Collection
Publisher: World Cloud Classics
Year: 2014
5th sentence, 74th page: “I know I’m not stupid,” the man thought, “so it must be that I’m unworthy of my good office.”

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Then the door BLEW open. A puff of wind struck the dancer. She flew like a sylph, straight into the FIRE with the soldier, blazed up in a flash, and was gone. The tin soldier MELTED, all in a lump. The next day, when a servant took up the ashes she found him in the shape of a little tin HEART. But of the pretty dancer nothing was left except her SPANGLE, and it was BURNED as black as a coal.


I love reading original fairy tales. It’s always fun to compare and contrast them to the modern tales that I love and recognise. Hans Christian Andersen is certainly one of the key writers of the fairy tales that we all know and love today. I wasn’t sure though how many of my well known tales were from here, and how many from another writer. So it was kind of a pleasant surprise to discover some quite familiar tales throughout this collection.

This is the perfect book to read before bedtime. A great way to unwind, relax and think about absolutely nothing. Especially if you’re home alone, have a great imagination and really like to watch crime shows. Nothing like a good fairy tale to unwind and relax. Even though some of these are a little dark. Nothing like the Brothers Grimm who have some truly blood-thirsty tales, but there is a note of sadness, and often not a happy ending when reading this collection.

This entire collection made me float away in a dream world. It was fun, enjoyable and I’m actually really disappointed that it is all over.

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11 thoughts on “Hans Christian Andersen Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

  1. Thanks for the review!

    Hans Christian Anderson is such a classic writer, but I don’t think the latest generation of kids get too much exposure to him. I hope we don’t forget about this great author’s work.

    The other day I discovered there was a Japanese author by the name of Mimei Ogawa who was called “The Japanese Hans Christian Anderson”. Since I speak Japanese I started reading his works, and they were really interesting and fresh.

    I liked them so much I ended up translating a few of the stories and just published a Ebook with them.

    Please consider taking a look if you are interested (:


    1. Definitely something to add to my list!

      I love reading the classics to learn more about the modern stuff I read too.


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