This classic tale is a fantastical fable of two dear friends - one of whom goes astray and is literally lost to the north woods, while the other undertakes an epic journey to rescue him. This charming, strange, and wonderful story is a timeless allegory about growing up and the challenges of staying true to one's self, and it served as the wintry inspiration for the blockbuster hit Frozen.
"Strange & Fascinating"
Few winter stories are more affecting than Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl. Written in 1848, and strictly speaking a New Year's Eve story, it showed so clearly then, as it does now, that the Christmas holidays do not represent fireside, food, and presents for all. This story never fails to move, yet it somehow avoids serious sentimentality.
The Children's Book Of Christmas Stories is a wonderful assortment of 35 Christmas-themed tales that have been chosen by editor Asa Dickinson. Authors include Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, Susan Coolidge, and Elizabeth Harrison. Whether it is for children, or for family gatherings, everyone is sure to be captivated and enthralled!
One of the most famous fairy tales of all time, The Little Mermaid was written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and published in 1837. The littlest mermaid of the Sea King ventures to the surface of the ocean on her 15th birthday and falls in love with a handsome human prince whom she sees sailing on his vast ship. As her heart has been captured by this young royal, she endures great sacrifice and pain in order to be with the man she loves.
The Ugly Duckling, narrated by Glenn Hascall and written by Hans Christian Anderson, is indeed an inspiration to those of us who believe we were born ugly or less talented than our peers. Barnyard abuse, verbal abuse, or bullying: it's all pretty much the same. This classic piece by Hans Christian Anderson has delighted children for over 150 years.
Catch the holiday spirit with this magical collection of beloved Christmas tales. Christmas favorites from L.M. Montgomery, O. Henry, Willa Cather, Hans Christian Anderson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bret Harte and Anthony Trollope are lovingly recorded and presented here in one enchanting volume.
"Dark Christmas Tales"
A magical storyteller's timeless tales. Here are 127 of Andersen's classic stories, translated by "Mrs. Edgar Lucas" in the 19th century. Included are such well-known tales as "The Emperor's New Suit", "The Little Match-Seller", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Snow Queen".
"Nice tales but a terrible reading"
Everyone loves a bedtime story. And here are eight of the best from BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime, each with a Christmas theme, written by an array of literature's best-known names. They include Laurie Lee, Charles Dickens, and Hans Christian Andersen - just some of the storytellers included in this collection.
"Christmas Stories From The BBC"
Disfruta con tus hijos de una selección de los mejores cuentos clásicos infantiles de 5 minutos de todos los tiempos. Por primera vez Booka produce estos magníficos audiolibros con una de las mejores actrices del doblaje en español y con música original. Te lo imaginas?. No te decepcionará. Diviértete con estos cuentos cortos de 5 minutos en los que encontrarás: Hansel y Gretel, Blancanieves,La Caperucita Roja, El Flautista de Hamelín, El soldadito de plomo...y muchos más.
"Great learning aide."
An entertaining collection of short stories perfect for bedtime.
"Does the narrator take a breath?"
"The Little Match Girl", one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved fairy tales, is narrated by Ewan McGregor, OBE for the GivingTales project. On a cold New Year's Eve, a young, poor girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is already shivering from cold and early hypothermia. Still she is afraid to go home, because her father will beat her for not selling any matches. "The Little Match Girl" was released in December, 1845. The original title in Danish: "Den lille Pige med Svovlstikkernee".
5 heures d'écoute pour redécouvrir et faire découvrir aux enfants les plus beaux contes de notre enfance.
"The Ugly Duckling", one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved fairy tales, is narrated by Stephen Fry for the GivingTales project. It is a story about the troubles and sufferings of a young swan that got hatched from an egg in a duck’s nest. He was marked as different and there all of his troubles started. He was humiliated in many ways and abused which ended up with him not trusting himself. He thought that he was worthless and he left the ducks.
Download eight timeless audio tales from a magical storyteller. This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains eight of Hans Christian Andersen’s magnificent fairy tales. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor’s New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince.
Here is a wonderful collection of classic children's tales told with humor and heartfelt charm. Featured are the beloved favorite "Little Red Riding Hood", Hans Christian Andersen's "The Pea Blossom" and "The Nightengale", and L. Frank Baum's hilarious tale of the mixed-up "Man in the Moon".
Hans Christian Andersen, Les Contes des mille et une nuits, les frères Grimm, Jean de La Fontaine : autant d'auteurs d'exception dont les contes, fables et autres histoires ont captivé des générations d'enfants, petits et grands. Plus de 5 heures de pur bonheur durant lesquels vous redécouvrirez ces récits, tantôt populaires, tantôt moins connus, servis par une pléiade d'interprètes légendaires... Ouvrez toutes grandes vos oreilles et laissez-vous transporter !
Listen in as Ed Begley Jr. brings to life a collection of stories that will delight children of all ages.
"The Emperor’s New Clothes", one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved fairy tales, is narrated by Dame Joan Collins, DBE for the GivingTales project. It is a fun story about human vanity and the fear of truth, wisdom, stupidity, naivety and incompetence. It reminds us of the never-ending human desire for power, material things and good position in the society. The main starter in the story is the Emperor’s weakest spot and that is clothes.
Here are 28 of the best-loved children's stories from around the world.
A little lady, only one inch high, dodges about between toads, witches, moles, cockchafers, and, oh yes, there's a certain prince.