Saturday, April 03, 2010

Childhood stories - Hans Christian Andersen

Yesterday was Hans Christian Anderson birthday - born on April 2, 1805, a shoe-maker's son who became Denmark's famous author. Anderson wrote around 350 stories. Even after his death Hans Christian Anderson is still remembered today. Hans Anderson died on August 4, 1875. Denmark's people always celebrate his birthday with a party called "Odin Story Day". The Anderson home in Odense is now a museum, and thousand of people visit it every year. Anderson's stories are too popular and with a touch of humor as well as kind feeling for the poor, his own childhood experiences reflects in his tales.

Hans stories are 'Classic of the classics' coz the beautiful stories lets your imagination go surfing on 'cloud nine' and these tales conveys moralistic message. The Princess and the Pea is my fav' story and so is the 'Emperor's clothes' - Totally, an amazing fairy tales of Hans Anderson that grips you delightfully reading even as an adult.

Find Hans Christian Andersen's Profile in Literature pages. His home in Odense is now a museum and his birthday is celebrated as International children's Day - I guess a great idea to read out Hans stories to children and go for Projects too.

In the Pacific Story Section, you can read a few online stories of Hans Anderson. Review of Hans Anderson book can be found on Kids Read pages. And here's Fairy land pages - with more Stories coming soon.

Btw, watch for Summer Reads - Book Recommendations for Kids - Coming soon!

- ilaxi patel
Newspaper for kids

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