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The Snow Queen Book Review

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Illustrated: Sanna Annukka

Pages: 92

Type: Hardcover

Published: 1844

Genre: Classic

Goodreads Synopsis

Hans Christian Andersen’s magical tale of friendship and adventure is retold through the beautiful and intricate illustrations of Finnish-English illustrator Sanna Annukka. 468 more words

Book Review

An Evolution of Themes

Today, we tend to associate fairy tales with happy endings.  However, they did not start out as the optimistic children’s tales we know today.  During the sixteenth century, Western society shifted “with the rise of print culture and increasing literacy across the aristocracy,” and oral fairy tales were collected and recorded for publication (Smith, 2015, p. 474 more words


The Illustrations that Brought Andersen's Fairy Tales to Life

The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, the Wild Swans, and the Princess and the Pea are among the most enchanting fairy tales of the beloved Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875). 260 more words

Hans Christian Andersen

Copenhagen In Spring

I had the privilege of visiting Copenhagen in the spring earlier this year, while on a business trip.  It was a fine opportunity to catch up with lovely friends on site. 662 more words


Breast Cancer as Fairy Tale

If you hear “The Little Mermaid” mentioned, it probably calls to mind either the disappointing statue in Copenhagen harbor, or, for anyone with kids under about twenty, the colorful, and equally disappointing, movie by Disney. 838 more words

The Arts

Customer Is King - King isn't always right

You see, having engaged and monitored customer care in several industries spanning from Retail to telecoms I have seen a lot of customer interaction. I recently remembered a story by Hans Christian Andersen that I read as a child called  881 more words


"The Emperor's New Clothes"

Odense, Denmark (fot. Barbara Malinowska, 02.07.2016)

Many years ago there was an Emperor so exceedingly fond of new clothes that he spent all his money on being well dressed. 739 more words

Street Sculpture/ Monument