Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Hans Christian Andersen, born April 2nd, 1805

Andersen wrote over 160 fairytales (!), many of which are now houseold classics such as The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Snow Queen (hello inspiration for Frozen), and The Princess and the Pea. My favorite? It has to be The Little Mermaid!

“But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.”

Kay Nielson illustration

Kay Nielson illustration

What’s your favorite Andersen fairy tale?


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