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The Tinderbox

I’ve read a few of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories before and they are not sweet, flowery books. The Little Match Girl its the saddest Christmas story ever, The Ice Queen is one dark lady (kids never want to hear that she is who Elsa from Frozen is based on), and The Little Mermaid dies at the end of her story. 479 more words

Children's Books

Copenhagen, Denmark

Out of all the days in the year, it snows or rains in Copenhagen for 200 of those, so we were extremely lucky to have such amazing weather while we were here! 1,294 more words


Fairy Tale Friday- The Farm Yard Cock and The Weather Cock

This was a random and very short story which centres around a farmyard cockerel and a weather cockerel on the same farm. They’re arguing about who is the best. 39 more words

Fairy Tale Friday

"a small sleep test." hans christian andersen's "the princess and the pea."

what i love about this fairy tale is that in the original, the prince has set out to find a TRUE princess.  and the queen concocts this crazy test– a tiny pea underneath 20 mattresses and 20 quilts to prove the gal’s “delicacy.”  if she’s sensitive enough to feel the pea, she Must be a true princess. 805 more words

Faerie Tale Feet

The Scrap-Book of Hans Christian Andersen (August 1901)

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author, particularly well known for his collections of fairy tales, such as ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’. 1,147 more words


After Eight Moments...

Okie, okie… it is a little before eight today, but I couldn’t wait to post these little beauties that bloomed for the first time this morning! 86 more words


Copenhague: bajo el mar

Un recorrido por calles de relatos fantásticos, por canales de pescadores y parques de diversiones históricos. Copenhague es atrevida y familiar a la vez.

La mujer más visitada del mundo tiene cola de pez. 2,333 more words