The Nightingale

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The Nightingale

Format:  Paperback,

48 pages

Publisher: Candlewick Pr

Publish Date: Oct 2006

ISBN-13: 9780763624064

ISBN-10: 0763624063

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"This exquisitely designed and illustrated retelling is a lush interpretation
of Andersen's tale." -- THE HORN BOOK

A National Council of Teachers of English
Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
"Elaborate, harmonious watercolors pay homage to the flat style of Chinese brush paintings with iconic fidelity. . . . Mitchell's language is light and melodic." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)
"Mitchell's version stays close to the original, with an added punch of satire. . . . Even if there are already several editions of the story on the shelf, consider this for its fresh, lively language and for Ibatoulline's stunning paintings." -- BOOKLIST


Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Publish Date: Oct 2006
ISBN-13: 9780763624064
ISBN-10: 0763624063
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 48
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 10.0 x 11.75 x 0.25
Walmart No.: 0763624063

About the author

Biography of Andersen, Hans Christian

The fairy tales for which Andersen is now famous comprise only a small part of his lifework. Born in Odense, the son of a poor shoemaker, Andersen worked in a factory after his father's death. However, he soon displayed a talent for poetry and went to Copenhagen to pursue other outlets. Andersen's first collection of poems was published in 1830 and a second in 1831. Andersen complained bitterly about the lack of encouragement for his first volume of stories, Fairy Tales, Told for Children (1835). In 1843, he began the series called New Adventures, the title no longer addressing itself exclusively to children.

His contemporaries received his novels and travel books enthusiastically. In his old age, Andersen said, "My fairy tales are written as much for adults as for children. Children understand only the trimmings, and not until they mature will they see and comprehend the whole". During his lifetime his talent was more esteemed more generally in other countries than in his native Denmark. Charles Dickens, for example, called the Dane "a great writer". Andersen died in Copenhagen in 1875 after a long battle with cancer.

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