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Among one of Andersen's very earliest stories, ""Thumbeline"" has been enchantingly illustrated by an internationally acclaimed artist who perfectly captures Thumbeline's charming world with all its dangers and delights. Full color.
About the Author
Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish fairy tale writer and poet who is most noted for his Fairy Tales, including the enduring children's stories "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," and "The Ugy Duckling." Through his youth Andersen worked as a weaver's apprentice and actor before turning to writing. Andersen's works have been translated into more than 150 languages and have inspired countless films, plays, and ballets. Although Andersen died in 1875, the anniversary of his birthday (June 2) continues to celebrated each year as International Children's Book Day.
Lisbeth Zwerger was born in Vienna, where she later studied at the Academy of Art. Internationally renowned as one of the finest contemporary illustrators of children s literature, Zwerger has been awarded the highest international award for lifetime achievement the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. Zwerger s work is always surprising, always engaging with technical mastery and a gentle wit so rare and captivating that she has been correctly called one of the finest illustrators of the twentieth century.
Anthea Bell has worked as a translator for many years. Her translations from German include modern and classic fiction by authors such as E. T. A. Hoffmann and Kafka, as well as work by Stefan Zweig.