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Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
Odense, Denmark, April 2,1805
Son of journeyman shoemaker Hans Andersen and washerwoman Anne Marie Andersdatter
Happy childhood but poor
Odense had a theater- major influence
Left for Copenhagen at 14
360 panoramic of “The Little Mermaid” in Copenhagen. It is estimated that around 1.2 million people visit the Mermaid each year.
Copenhagen Town Square
New Harbor : The history of Nyhavn goes back to 1671 when King Christian V built it as an harbour which should bring traffic right into the centre of Copenhagen. This is the same canal that Andersen saw in his time. HCA lived near here several times throughout his life.
H CAndersen Museum
Published first book at 17 years of age (not successful).
Gained fame with his fairy tales, publishing Tales Told for Children in 1835.
Published 156 "fairy tales and stories" during his lifetime. If other texts of his in the nature of fairy tales and those which were printed only after his death are included, it makes a total of 212.
Died on 4 August 1875 and his funeral was an international event.
His works have become more widespread than any other author, ever (only the Bible has been translated into more languages). He is read by Chinese students in school.
Hans Christian Andersen Awards: living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature. Highest international recognition given.
Andersen loved paper: he wrote on it, drew on it, cut it. He would accompany his paper cutting with a fantastic tale and end the tale by unfolding the paper to the listeners amazement.
Click here to view paper trick http://www.museum.odense.dk/andersen/tegning/billedstart.asp?sprog = engelsk
HCA statue in Odense, Denmark. The poet is commemorated each year on April 2 by placing wreathes and singing.
Andersen’s Most Famous Fairy Tales
The Fir Tree
Little Tiny [Thumbelina]
The Brave Tin Soldier
The Ugly Duckling
The Red Shoes
The Snow Queen
The Little Mermaid
The Little Match-Seller
These are ORIGINAL fairy tales, unlike Perrault or Brothers Grimm.
Written specifically for children!
Internet Links for HCA
http:// www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/andersen.html for many HCA tales.
http://worldoftales.com/fairy_tales/Andersen_audio_fairy_tales.html for 2 audio HCA tales.
http://museum.odense.dk/museums/hans-christian-andersen-museum.aspx Museum site
http:// www.ibby.org/index.php?id =273 Book award website