Hans Christian Anderson

February 3, 2010 0 By admin

I recently started read Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875) and I am delighted to find another author that I really like.
This month all I have wanted to do is read happy or funny stories and this author has written so many tales that I am sure I will read to my kids someday!

While reading about this author, I also found this little gem of info…

At Odense City Museums we are constantly at work digitization the Hans Christian Andersen collections.
Ursi’s Blog 

There you can also see a wonderful picture book which is the last one handwritten by the author on May 9th, 1874…the poet wrote…

“In the last [couple of] days I have made a Picture Book for little Charlotte Melchior, mostly pasted on coloured pictures and written verses next to each. The Book is being sent to her today.”

There is one more digitalized version of his work on this site! And it is so WONDERFUL to find such resources on net! Ain’t this priceless!
There is another MUSEUM of his works [ this site is in Dutch, please use Google translate to see it ] !!

Now over to some Fairy Tales…
Short Story 22: THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES
Available ONLINE

Long time ago there lived an Emperor who was excessively fond of clothes. He splurged like anything on clothes! Two swindlers having heard of the King’s extravagant spending on clothes decided to play a tick and make some bucks and fool the king. And they did ti quite successfully.
It was a fun read with a message for all of us, go read and find out if you still like tales like these.