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Hans Christian Andersen

The Bishop of Börglum and his Men

Now that we are in Jylland, we will go to the Börglum monastery, right at the top of the hill of sand. It is night, and on the upper floors of the monastery, the wind howls — the atmosphere is perfect for telling ancient stories, like that of the evil bishop of Börglum…

Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) was a Danish author, poet and artist. Celebrated for children’s literature, his most cherished fairy tales include “The Emperor's New Clothes”, “The Little Mermaid”, “The Nightingale”, “The Steadfast Tin Soldier”, “The Snow Queen”, “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Little Match Girl”. His books have been translated into every living language, and today there is no child or adult that has not met Andersen's whimsical characters. His fairy tales have been adapted to stage and screen countless times, most notably by Disney with the animated films “The Little Mermaid” in 1989 and “Frozen”, which is loosely based on “The Snow Queen”, in 2013.

Thanks to Andersen's contribution to children's literature, his birth date, April 2, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day.
10 printed pages
Original publication
2021
Publisher
Saga Egmont
Translator
Jean Hersholt

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