Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday !

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Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday !

Although considered by many the best author of children’s books, Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author with a wide range of styles, he wrote plays, poems, novels, travelogues but he is and will always be better known for his Fairy Tales.

His fairy tales have been translated into more than 125 languages and have become part of the culture of many languages and many children around the world teaching values like virtue or resilience in time of adversity.

Who hasn’t read The Ugly Duckling or the Emperors New Clothes, these stories have inspired plays, movies, cartoons, ballets, live films, animated films and many more.

The Hans Christian Andersen Awards are given biennially to an author and illustrator whose complete works have made lasting contributions to children’s literature.

The CET Services Team