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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales is an enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, and contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent stories including Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor's New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince.
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Although some of these books may take place in icy lands, the characters and adventures are sure to thaw even the most frozen of reading hearts.
From Funnybones to Where The Wild Things Are, each of these classic picture books has stood the test of time. Whether you’re a new reader or revisiting a firm favourite, these are the perfect beginning to a child’s first bookshelf.