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Hans Christian Andersen His Fairy Tale Life

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ISBN-10: 0888997981

ISBN-13: 9780888997982

Edition: N/A

Authors: Hjordis Varmer, Lilian Brogger, Tiina Nunnally, Hjordis B. Varmer

List price: $12.95
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This beautifully illustrated biography commemorates the bicentennial of Hans Christian Andersen's birth. Written by one of Denmark's best-known children's authors, Hjxrdis Varmer, the book chronicles the fairy-tale like story of Andersen's life, describing how the eccentric Andersen came from a poor family, was ridiculed by other children, and struggled for many years before finally finding world-wide fame writing fairy tales such as The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, and The Nightingale. Award-winning illustrator Lilian Brxgger's highly original illustrations bring out the true spirit of the famous storyteller and incorporate many of Andersen's own paper cuttings and drawings, making this…    
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication date: 3/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Hjordis Varmer is one of the most widely read children's authors in Denmark with eighty-six books to her credit, ranging from beginning readers to historical novels. Characteristic of her books are their thoroughly researched historical backgrounds. She has also translated a number of children's books into Danish. She lives in Hundested, Denmark.

Lilian Brogger won the Danish HC Andersen Award for her illustrations in this book -- an award that has never before been given to a children's book illustrator. She was the Danish nominee for the IBBY Andersen Illustrator's Medal in 2002 and 2004.