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Enter a magical world of tiny maidens, talking nightingales, and beautiful mermaids. This exquisite edition, illustrated by renowned illustrator Christian Birmingham, brings to life eight of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved tales: "Thumbelina," "The Nightingale," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Little Mermaid," "The Little Match Girl," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Ugly Duckling," and The Princess and the Pea." Discover the romance, humor, and wonder of Andersen's world. These classic fairy tales are retold in lyrical prose and full-color art-works, which will captivate even the youngest reader. Children and adults alike will cherish this elegant edition.
Award-winning English illustrator Christian Birmingham--one of the rising stars of children's illustration--brings eight time-honored fairy tales to life in dazzling, full-color artwork for this charming collection. Sure to become a treasured part of any childhood library, this sumptuously illustrated book includes the read-aloud favorites The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Match Girl, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, and The Princess and the Pea.
Christian Birmingham, sometimes referred to as Christmas” Birmingham thanks to the worldwide popularity of his holiday-themed picture books, is an English illustrator who has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Award for distinguished illustration in a children's book. He has illustrated A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Treasury, The Classic Tales of Hans Christian Anderson, and many other well-received books for young readers.