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Hans Christian Andersen

  • 5 stars across 262 books

    Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his timeless, classic fairy tales.

    Geraldine McCaughrean is a multi-award-winning author of picture books, fiction and retellings for children. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Blue Peter Special Book to Keep Forever Award. She is also a three-time winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award and a four-time winner of the Smarties Bronze Award. Her titles include the bestselling The Orchard Book of Greek Myths and The Orchard Book of Roman Myths . She lives in Berkshire.

    Laura Barrett is a London artist specialising in intricate and decorative silhouette illustrations as well as traditional papercut artwork. She has worked for clients as varied as the BBC, John Lewis, Ted Baker, Taschen, and Toni and Guy. The Snow Queen was her first title for Orchard Books, followed by The Little Mermaid and The Story of the Nativity .

    1st September 2014

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic! Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin... More

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    16th April 2014

    The Snow Queen

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    22nd January 2013

    The Snow Queen

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    1st February 2013

    The Emperors New Clothes

    A comical retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. The emperor needs a new outfit and it has to be sp... More

    (2 reviews)
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    16th March 2011

    The Ugly Duckling

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    1st April 2017

    Big Hid

    Big and Little are the very best of friends. They do everything together! That is until one day, when Big suddenly hides... More

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    25th August 2014

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    The much-loved story of Snow White, specially retold for beginner readers and illustrated with fresh, colourful pictures... More

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    25th April 1998

    Read it Yourself Level 3: Thumbelina

    Designed for children learning to read, this book retells Thumbelina in lively, natural language to help children develo... More

    (1 review)
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