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A translation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “hyldemoer” 

Once there was a little boy who went out and got his feet wet and caught a cold. Nobody could understand how it had happened because the weather was very dry. 3,146 more words


"The flying trunk"

Odense, Danmark (photo: Barbara Malinowska, 02.07.2016)

HERE was once a merchant who was so rich that he could have paved the whole street with gold, and would even then have had enough for a small alley. 1,758 more words

Street Sculpture/ Monument

Fairy Tale Friday- The Ice Maiden

This week’s fairy tale is particularly long! It has chapters, which isn’t very common with Hans Christian Andersen. The story is set in Switzerland and centres around a goat herder named Rudy. 523 more words

Fairy Tale Friday

The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, All About Perception

She is the icon of Copenhagen, the sister of the Mermaid of Warsaw, she is the lovely mermaid of Copenhagen.

It is a tiny statue, but it tells a large heart-rending story. 1,282 more words

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Andersen Book Art

Hans Christian Andersen‘s The Little Match Girl was first published in December 1845.

Karine Diot sells book art based on Andersen’s stories.


Temptations of snow...

We all need to hear or read a simple story sometimes. I increasingly enjoy going back to stories written for children – but fundamentally they’re written for humans, so that gives me the permission, as I am one of those (or trying to be). 1,189 more words

Arts And Society

The little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

Most terribly cold it was; it snowed, and was nearly quite dark, and evening– the last evening of the year. In this cold and darkness there went along the street a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked feet. 984 more words