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Editorial Reviews

Children and adults both will revel in this classic Hans Christian Andersen story, excerpted from the famous author’s complete collection of fairy tales. "The Swineherd" draws listeners in to a magical world of enchantment and disguise, telling the story of a poor prince and his attempts to win the love of a rich and beautiful princess...although he may find out in the process that she’s nothing like he expected.

Narrator Erica Johns’ performance is intimate and engaging, and she adeptly guides listeners through the twists and turns of this rich morality tale. Her voice is crisp and warm, and listening to this recording is like being read to by a loved one - comforting and captivating.

Publisher's Summary

This is a story from the Andersen's Fairy Tales collection.

The world of Hans Christian Andersen is seen through the eyes of children. There is the everyday wonder of an ugly duckling being transformed into a swan; the puffed-up Emperor being fooled by his own importance; the tender tragedy of a little match girl; the upright honesty of John rewarded by his traveling companion. By bringing true feelings to these stories, Andersen's tales have become part of universal folklore.

©1994 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)1994 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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