Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Kay Nielsen, Foreword by Joan D. Vinge
Some of our most well-known tales were originated by the pen of Hans Christian Andersen. A prolific writer, Andersen’s oeuvre includes plays, novels, and poems but he is most well-regarded for his fairy tales. Stories such as “The Princess and the Pea”,” “The Ugly Duckling,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes” are incredibly well-known and all from the mind of this illustrious fairy tale author.

This lovely edition features color and black and white illustrations by Danish artist Kay Nielsen as well as all new foreword by Joan D. Vinge. There is an otherworldly quality in Nielsen’s art-deco styled pieces that provide adventurous and vibrant versions of these sixteen stories. The art still feels completely fresh and unique in this collection of masterworks featuring including “The Nightingale,” “The Red Shoes,” “The Snow Queen,” and others.

These enchanting stories are wonderful for children, and collectors of fine art alike. Experience these classics again, and pick up this beautiful edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales.
TitleHans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
AuthorBy Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Kay Nielsen, Foreword by Joan D. Vinge
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintRacehorse Publishing
Published1 August 2017
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
IllustrationsColor illustrations, 18 B&W illustrations.

About the author

Hans Christian Andersen, was a Danish author who rose to prominence as a writer of beloved fairy tales. His stories became English-language classics and had a strong influence on subsequent children's authors, including A.A. Milne and Beatrix Potter. His stories have been adapted for stage and screen, including popular animated versions of "The Little Mermaid” and “The Snow Queen,” which was the basis for the Disney film Frozen.

Kay Nielsen was an artist born in Denmark in 1886. and uUnlike his contemporaries, he looked to more modern styles such as the influx of Japanese art to inspire his work. His distinctive style is best-known for his renowned version of East of the Sun, West of the Moon. World War I greatly derailed his career and while he illustrated several books afterwards, he eventually tried his hand at other pursuits such animation for Walt Disney Studios. Even though he passed away in 1957, Nielsen was posthumously credited as one of the designers of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Joan D. Vinge is the winner of two Hugo Awards, one for her novel The Snow Queen. She has written nearly twenty books, including her Cat novels, (Psion, Catspaw, and Dreamfall,) as well as World's End, The Summer Queen, and Tangled Up in Blue which conclude The Snow Queen cycle of stories. She lives in Green Valley, Arizona.

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