Andersen's Fairy Tales (selections)

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Hans Christian Andersen

Andersen’s Fairy Tales

Read by Erica Johns


The world of Hans Christian Andersen is seen through the eyes of children. There is the everyday wonder of an ugly duckling being transformed into a swan; the puffed-up Emperor being fooled by his own importance; the tender tragedy of a little match girl; the upright honesty of John rewarded by his travelling companion. By bringing true feelings to these stories, Andersen’s tales have become part of universal folklore.

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    Running Time: 2 h 35 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-962-954-372-3
    Cat. no.:NA201212
    Download size:38 MB
    Released:July 2000
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  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • The Tinderbox
  • The Travelling Companion
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • The Little Match Girl
  • The Swineherd
  • Big Claus and Little Claus


Gorgeous orchestral music contributes to the dramatisation of these charming tales. In ‘The Emperor’gs New Clothes’, narrator Erica Johns creates the ideal huffy voice for the emperor, shady-sounding voices for the swindlers, and a realistic child’s voice when all is revealed. In ‘The Tinder Box’, listeners can almost see the crafty witch as she cajoles the soldier to steal with her creepy voice. The ugly duckling quacks believably as Johns elegantly describes nature. The hunting dogs’ splashes into the water are also appropriately frightening and dramatic. Listening is an excellent way to enjoy Andersen’s humour and wise lessons.

S.G.B., AudioFile

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