The Tinder Box (Illustrated)

The Tinder Box (Illustrated)

by Hans Christian Andersen


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Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author best known for writing children's stories including "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling."
But he didn't just write short stories, and his intended audience wasn't restricted to children. In addition to his fairy tales, Andersen wrote poems, plays, novels,
travel books, essays, and more. He hungered for recognition at home (Denmark) and abroad-and he got it! Eventually. Today, his stories can be read in over one hundred languages.
But no matter what language they're in, Andersen's tales have got something for everyone. In them, you'll find beauty, tragedy, nature, religion, artfulness,
deception, betrayal, love, death, judgment, penance, and-occasionally-a happy ending.
They're complex tales, but since Andersen himself was pretty complex, we like to think that art imitates life. Or something like that.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781729526248
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/25/2018
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Date of Birth:

April 2, 1805

Date of Death:

August 4, 1875

Place of Birth:

Odense, Denmark

Place of Death:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Tinder Box 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved it
Bonnie_Morley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This particular version of ¿The Tinderbox¿ by Hans Christian Andersen was retold by Stephen Mitchell. This fairy tale is about a soldier who upon returning home from war crossed paths with an old witch who offered him many riches. All he had to do was climb down a hollow tree, where he would find three chests full of copper, silver and gold. All three of these chests are guarded by magical dogs with very large eyes. The witch in return for offering these riches to the soldier wanted him to retrieve a tinderbox for her, which was left down in the tree. As the fairy tale goes the soldier cut off her head and kept the magic tinderbox for himself. This tinderbox allows those magical dogs to grant him wishes, so that he can live happily ever after.The illustrations in this book were probably the best part of this story. The pictures were very detailed and a bit grotesque. The problem was the language in this book was very child-like and stilted. It did not flow very well. The retelling of the story was true to Hans Christian Andersen¿s version, which was also not very well written. Stephen Mitchell should have taken this as an opportunity to expand upon the story and make it flow better. He also could have made the language and words sound a little less patronizing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I'm glad I purchased this fairy tale, there is a problem with the formatting of the first page of text and the first illustration. Half of the text on the first page is cut off. Otherwise, the story is the same as I remember my father reading to me as a child. Wish there was an email address to write to to fix the problem.
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