HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN - A GIANT OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

April 2nd. Today we celebrate the birthdate of author Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)

Photograph taken by Thora Hallager, 1869

The son of a poor shoemaker, Hans Christian Andersen is one of the world's greatest storytellers. Although he wrote novels, poems and plays, he is and always will be most fondly remembered for his fairytales.
"Now when her sisters thus rose arm in arm through the sea, the little sister would remain below alone looking up after them, and she felt as if she must cry; but mermaids have no tears and so suffer all the more." From "The Little Mermaid."
Learn more about this artist on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen

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