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Publication Order of Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales Books

The Traveling Companion (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Claus and Big Claus (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Princess and the Pea (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thumbelina (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tinderbox (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Naughty Boy (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Ida's Flowers (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Mermaid (1836)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Emperor's New Clothes (1837)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Storks (1838)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wild Swans (1838)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Galoshes of Fortune (1838)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1838)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flying Trunk (1839)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Garden of Paradise (1839)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rose Elf (1839)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Swineherd (1841)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ole Lukoie (1841)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ugly Duckling (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sweethearts (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Angel (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nightingale (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fir-Tree (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Snow Queen (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bell (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Elf Mound (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Match Girl (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jumpers (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Shoes (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Old House (1847)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dream of Little Tuk and Other Tales (1847)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow (1847)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Happy Family (1847)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Story of a Mother (1847)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Goblin and the Grocer (1852)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's Quite True! (1852)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blockhead Hans / Clumsy Hans / Silly Hans / Jack the Dullard (1855)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Philosopher's Stone (1858)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Trod on the Loaf (1859)Description / Buy at Amazon
What the Old Man Does is Always Right (1861)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Snow Man (1861)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ice-Maiden (1861)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Teapot (1863)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Treasure (1865)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Most Incredible Thing (1870)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tallow Candle (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Improvisatore, or, Life in Italy (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
O. T. (1836)Description / Buy at Amazon
Only a Fiddler! (1837)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Two Baronesses (1848)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucky Peer (1857)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Be, Or Not to Be? (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Fairy Tales (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Classic Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The True Story of My Life / The Story of My Life (1847)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Young Reading 1 Books

Twelve Dancing Princesses (By: Jacob Grimm) (1812)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Ghosts (By: Russell Punter) (1832)Description / Buy at Amazon
Story of Chocolate (By: Katie Daynes) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Billy Goats Gruff (By: Jane Bingham) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Elves and the Shoemaker (By: Jane Bingham) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Mermaid (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rapunzel (By: Susanna Davidson) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories Of Ponies (By: Rosie Dickins) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Fairies (By: Anna Lester) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Unicorns (By: Rosie Dickins) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rumplestiltskin (By: Susanna Davidson) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Pirates (By: Russell Punter) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Magical Animals (By: Carol Watson) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Knights (By: Jane Bingham) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Witches (By: Christopher Rawson) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Princes and Princesses (By: Stephen Cartwright,Christopher Rawson) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Mermaids (By: Russell Punter) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dinosaurs Next Door (By: Harriet Castor) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Robots (By: Russell Punter) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monster Gang (By: Felicity Everett) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pirate Adventures (By: Russell Punter) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Dinosaurs (By: Russell Punter) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Haunted Houses (By: Russell Punter) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Snowmen (By: Russell Punter) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burglars Breakfast (By: Felicity Everett) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Monsters (By: Russell Punter) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Emperor's New Clothes (By: Mike Gordon,Susanna Davidson) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cinderella (By: Susanna Davidson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wooden Horse (By: Russell Punter) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hansel & Gretel (By: Katie Daynes) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor (By: Katie Daynes) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saint George And The Dragon (By: Louie Stowell) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stories of Merlin (By: Russell Punter) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Runaway Princess (By: Rosie Dickins) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wooden Horse (By: Matteo Pincelli,Russell Punter) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Minotaur (By: Russell Punter) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Story of Pegasus (By: Susanna Davidson,Simona Bursi) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Around the World (By: Anna Claybourne,Angelo Ruta) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (By: Poly Bernatene,Fiona Chandler) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hansel and Gretel (By: Jan McCafferty,Katie Daynes) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Dragons (By: Stephen Cartwright,Christopher Rawson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aladdin and His Magical Lamp (By: Paddy Mounter,Katie Daynes) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleeping Beauty (By: Jana Costa,Kate Knighton) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nutcracker (By: Emma Helbrough) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Puss in Boots (By: Teri Gower,Fiona Patchett) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (By: Lesley Sims,Desideria Guicciardini) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack and the Beanstalk (By: Paddy Mounter,Katie Daynes) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Icarus, The Boy Who Flew Too High (By: Kim Smith,Katie Daynes) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Spells of Enchantment(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Anthology of Love and Romance(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Very Scandinavian Christmas: The Greatest Nordic Holiday Stories of All Time(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author of fairy tales, novelist, poet, and dramatist. He was born on 2 April 1805 and died on 4 August 1875. He is remembered for his unique and outstanding fairy tales.

His work, the 168 Tales, has a pearl of mature wisdom and is popular among young readers. Most of Andersen’s stories have a folk, legendary origin, and symbolic significance. His work is not only for children; his stories express themes surpassing age and nationality.
Andersen’s fairy tales have been translated into 125 languages and culturally implanted in the West’s collective consciousness. Even though the stories are designed for the young audience, parenting lessons on resilience and virtue are also present.
His famous works include The Ugly Duckling, the Nightingale, and The Little Mermaid. His tales range from 1835 to 1872. Most of his work has been adapted into animated films and plays.

The Ugly Duckling’ story starts when the duck’s egg hatches. Other birds and animals on the farm see the duckling as ugly creatures and start throwing all kinds of physical and verbal abuse. He walks around embarrassed and soon leaves the barnyard and chooses to live with wild ducks and geese.

Escaping an instance where his life was in danger after the hunters slaughtered the entire flock, the duckling went to live with an old lady and her cat; he finds comfort in their home. However, before long, her hen and cat start making fun of him, and he decides to return to the wilderness since he can’t lay eggs like the hen.

He had started missing the green wilderness, the sunlight, and the fresh air. He also missed swimming, and when the cat and the old lady started joking about him, the duckling saw no reason to stay.

While wandering around, the duckling spots a flock of migrating wild swans; for once, he feels excited. However, he can’t join them since he is too young and can’t fly.

When winter comes, a farmer finds him and carries the young duckling home, but he starts feeling frightened by the farmer’s loud and noisy children and decides to escape the home. The little duckling spends the freezing season outside, mostly hiding in a cave near a partially frozen lake.

Paddling around, he tries to keep the water flowing in the partly frozen lake. He even got stuck in the ice at one point until one kind farmer came to his rescue.

The Ugly Duckling, grown and mature, finds it hard to live a solitary life filled with hardship, so he mixes with the flock of swans. She feels it’s better to be killed but the beautiful birds than live a life full of misery and ugliness.
To his surprise, the swans give him a warm welcome, and after looking at his reflection in the water, he realizes that he has been a swan and not a duckling all along. As the flock goes up the sky, the beautiful swan, for the first time, spreads his large wings and flies with the rest of the family.

The Ugly Duckling has been a favorite novel for most children for decades, and the new adaptation brings it triumphantly to the new reader generation. The author does an amazing job of capturing the essence of the story’s timeless aspect.
The adventures of the little bird as he encounters hunters and harsh weather is a survival story reminding and encouraging the reader to always be patient in life.

The little duckling was never accepted everywhere he went until he met those of his kind. No animal wanted to be associated with him; instead, they teased and laughed at him.

After setting off on his own, time passes, winter comes, and he must endure the strong wind and snow. Her grew thinner and thinner, and he became sadder by the day.

The story majorly portrays pain, humor, compassion, and triumph beautifully. It focuses on how painful and hard sometimes it can be to find inner beauty, especially when everyone around you is judging one’s outside appearance.
The Little Match Girl is a tale of a poor young girl trading matches for money near a rich man’s home.

The story begins during a cold new year’s Eve, as a poor young girl strives to sell matches in the street. She is trembling due to cold and early hypothermia as she walks barefoot after losing her slippers. She fears going home since her father will punish her for not selling matches. She also knows that the cracks in their house will not keep the cold wind from penetrating.

The girl sits in an alley, lighting the matches to warm herself. As the sparks glow, she can see some amazing visions, including a stove and a holiday feast. She can see a goose almost jumping at her and a Christmas tree bigger than she saw at the rich man’s house.
As the girl looks into the sky, she can see a shooting star, and at that moment, she remembers her late grandmother telling her that a falling star is a sign that someone is dying and going to Heaven. While lighting the next match, the girl sees a vision of her grandmother, the only person who treated her with love.

In order to keep her grandmother’s vision alive, the girl lights the entire bunch of matches at a go. After she runs out of matches, the child dies and feels her grandmother carries her soul to Heaven. The following day, the passers-by find the girl dead in the alley, frozen with a smile on her face. They pretend to show pity for her even when they never cared about her when she was alive.

Too bad they can’t find out about the beautiful visions she saw before dying and how she and her grandmother are celebrating the new year in Heaven gloriously. The author puts on the readers’ sympathy for the poor little girl by contrasting the chill weather against her silent wish for a good meal eaten by the rich kids.

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