Happy Birthday, Hans Christian Andersen!
March 28, 2013
Name your favorite fairy tale. Did you do it? I have two. (I know, that’s cheating) They are The Little Mermaid and Princess and the Pea, both of which are written by Hans Christian Andersen. In fact, I bet that a lot of you picked titles by Andersen and didn’t even know it.
In celebration of his 208th birthday on the second of this month, let me introduce you to a few of his other popular tales. Are you familiar with The Emperor’s New Clothes, Thumbelina, or The Ugly Duckling? All are classics written by Andersen, and if you read the originals, you might be surprised that they have evolved over time, especially The Little Mermaid, which Disney has taken a lot of liberties with.
So take a look back at your favorite fairy tale and honor Hans Christian Andersen on his birthday.
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