The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

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Price: $39.99
Manufacturer: Taschen
For over 175 years, the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen have enchanted readers of all ages.  Now, in this stupendous edition, 23 of his most beloved stories are presented, each illustrated by a different artist. The styles range from classic to modern, romantic to humorous, lush to stark, but all capture the magic, mystery, irony, and heartfelt pathos that are the mark of Andersen at his best. Among the 24 artists represented in this collection are Mabel Lucie Atwell, Eleanor Vere Boyle, Harry Clarke, Jennie Harbour, Kay Nielsen, Josef Paleček, Vilhelm Pedersen, Arthur Rackham, Tom Seidmann-Freud, Maurice Sendak, and Gustaf Tenggren. You and your children will spend countless hours reading and re-reading these enduring tales, while marveling at the amazing and diverse artistry of the many talents who have so wondrously brought Andersen’s stories to life. Included are extended biographies of all 24 artists. Issued by world-famous art book publisher Taschen, this is a marvelous addition to any family’s library! Ages 6 and up. 320pp.