Thursday, April 30, 2015

An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales - OPTIONAL

Anderson, Hans Christian  An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales, 207 pgs. Illustrated by Anastasiya Archipova  Floris Books, 2014.  $16.95  PICTURE BOOK  Content: PG.   

This collection holds eight of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales including: Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, Princess and the Pea, the Snow Queen, The Brave Tin Soldier, The Emperor’s New Suit, The Christmas Tree and The Little Match Girl.  There are beautiful illustrations on every page spread with 1-2 paragraphs per picture.  Some of the stories are sad, such as The Brave Tin Soldier, The Little Mermaid and The Little Match Girl, ending in death, so I put the content at PG.  Although the illustrations are magical they are light and pastel and this book doesn’t stand out as anything more special than other collections by this author.   

EL-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.      

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