Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This Old Thing? Seven Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
It's been awhile since my last This Old Thing post. Today I have Seven Tales by H.C Andersen translated by Eva Le Gallienne. This one is quite old (1959). It was a library sale find and a discard. Unfortunately in has "Discarded" stamped all over the inside. No fair! It has some gorgeous illustrations inside in colour and black and white by Maurice Sendak. It seems like a sweet edition with standards like The Princess and the Pea and The Ugly Duckling. I'm thinking I'll read it for the Nordic Challenge.
Though we all know the stories, have you ever read Hans Christian Andersen? As a child or to your children? What's your favorite?
Here's something to get stuck in your head for the day. I remember seeing this movie as a kid.