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JUVENILE PICTURE BOOKS

JPB Andersen

Galdone, Paul. The princess and the pea. A young girl feels a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds and proves she is a real princess. c1978.

 

JPB Lewis

Lewis, Naomi. The Snow Queen. The strength of a little girl's love enables her to overcome many obstacles and free a boy from the Snow Queen's spell.1981, c1979.

 

JPB Pinkney

Pinkney, Jerry. The nightingale. Despite being neglected by the emperor for a jewel-studded bird, the little nightingale revives the dying ruler with its beautiful song. A retelling set in Northwest Africa. c2002.

 

JPB Poole

Poole, Amy Lowry. The pea blossom. Five peas in a pod. In a small garden near the great city of Beijing, five peas rest patiently in the same shell. As the peas grow, so do their dreams. One pea longs to fly to the sun and another to the moon. Two more hope to dine with the emperor. But it is the smallest pea whose journey transforms the life of a mother and daughter. c2005.

 

JPB Sedgwick

Sedgwick, Marcus. The emperor's new clothes. In this retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen story in which two rascals sell a vain emperor an invisible suit of clothes, all the characters are animals. c2004.

 

JPB Stevens

Stevens, Janet. The emperor's new clothes. Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen and illustrated by Janet Stevens. Two rascals sell a vain emperor an invisible suit of clothes. c1985.

 

JPB Thomson

Thomson, Peggy. The tinderbox. A retelling of Andersen's classic tale of a brave soldier who finds love and fortune in a magic tinderbox. c1991.

 

JPB Yolen

Yolen, Jane. King Long Shanks. Retelling of: The emperor's new clothes. Although he hates their poor poetry, a frog king agrees to let two flattering scoundrels create an outfit for him that will show off his fine, long, strong legs and test the loyalty of his subjects. c1998.

 

 


JUVENILE & YOUNG PEOPLE NONFICTION

 

J 398.2 A544l 1990

Andersen, H. C. The little match girl. Illustrated by Rachel Isadora. The wares of the poor little match girl illuminate her cold world, bringing some beauty to her brief, tragic life. c1990.

 

J 398.2 A544li

Isadora, Rachel. The little mermaid. A little sea princess, longing to be human, trades her mermaid's tail for legs, hoping to win the love of a prince and earn an immortal soul for herself. c1998.

 

J 398.2 A544ol

Bell, Anthea. The old house. A little boy befriends the lonely old man who lives with his mementos in the wonderful old house across the street. c1986.

 

J 398.2 A544r

Andersen, H. C. The red shoes. A young ballerina is caught between two loves--the composer who creates the ballet from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Red Shoes also engaged to rehearse the company's orchestra and her artistic devotion to the ballet and its jealous master. c1983.

 

J 398.2 A544s

Lewis, Naomi. The swineherd. A prince disguises himself as a swineherd and learns the true character of the princess he desires. c1987.

 

J 398.2 A544ug

Andersen, H. C. The ugly duckling. Translated by R. P. Keigwin. Illustrated by Toma Bogdanovic. Scorned by everyone because he is different, the ugly duckling discovers after a lonely winter that he has grown into a beautiful swan. [1971]

 

J 398.2 A546fa 2004

Andersen, H. C. Fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen.

40 stories from one of the world's best-loved storytellers. c2004.

 

J 398.2 S195li

San Jose, Christine. The little match girl. retold by Christine San Jose The wares of the poor little match girl illuminate her cold world, bringing some beauty to her brief, tragic life. c1994.

 

J 398.21 A544e

Andersen, H. C. The emperor's new clothes: designed & illus. by Virginia Lee Burton. The emperor shows his stupidity when he walks through the city in the invisible suit two rascal tailors made for him. c1949.

 

J 398.21 A544e1

Andersen, H. C The emperor's new clothes: a fairy tale.

Two rascals sell a vain emperor an invisible suit of clothes. c1986.

 

J 398.21 A544f

Andersen, H. C.Fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Tasha Tudor. [c1945]

 

J 398.21 A544f1

Andersen, H. C. Andersen's Fairy tales. [1945]

 

J 398.21 A544f2

Andersen, H. C. The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Perrault. [19--]

 

J 398.21 A544fd

Andersen, H. C. The fir tree. retold by Kashin Wheeler. The life of a little fir tree who, when discarded, recalls with nostalgia its two glorious moments--being a beautiful fir and being a brightly-lit Christmas tree. c1964.

 

J 398.21 A544fo c.2

Andersen, H. C. Forty-two stories. Translated from the Danish by M.R. James. [1959]

 

J 398.21 A544i

Andersen, H. C. It's perfectly true, and other stories. Translated from the Danish by Paul Leyssac, [c1938]

 

J 398.21 A544li 2001

Andersen, H. C. Little mermaids and Ugly ducklings: favorite fairytales.CONTENTS: The ugly duckling Thumbelina - The steadfast tin soldier -The nightingale - The princess and the pea - The little mermaid. c2001.

 

J 398.21 A544n

Andersen, H. C. The nightingale. Designed and illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Harper & Row Though the emperor banishes the nightingale in preference for a jeweled mechanical imitation, the little bird remains faithful and returns years later when the emperor is near death and no [1965]

 

J 398.21 A544se

Andersen, H. C. Seven tales. Edited by Svend Larsen. The emperor's new clothes.-The nightingale.-The shepherdess and the chimney-sweep.-The ugly duckling.-The gardener and the squire.-The snow man.-The little match-seller.

 

J 398.21 A544sn

Lewis, Naomi. The snow queen. The strength of a little girl's love enables her to overcome many obstacles and free a boy from the Snow Queen's spell. c1981.

 

J 398.21 A544sw

Translated and illustrated by Erik Blegvad. The swineherd. A prince disguises himself as a swineherd and learns the true character of the princess he desires. [1958]

 

J 398.21 A544wi

Brown, Marcia. The wild swans. A beautiful princess learns how to break the spell that has turned her eleven brothers into wild swans. She must weave them coats out of stinging nettles and not say a word until the task is completed, even to save her own life. [1963]

 

J 398.22 A544pr

Andersen, H. C. Andersen's fairy tales. The princess and the pea illustrated by Dorothee Duntze. A young girl feels a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds and proves she is a real princess. c1985.

 

J 745.5 R824cr

Ross, Kathy Crafts from your favorite fairy tales. Provides directions for making puppets, mobiles, puzzles, and more, featuring characters from twenty different fairy tales. c1997.

 

YP 839.8 Z79ha

Zipes, Jack David. Hans Christian Andersen: the misunderstood storyteller. c2005.

 

J   92   A544yo

Yolen, Jane. The perfect wizard: Hans Christian Andersen. A biography of the famous Danish writer of fairy tales, interspersed with excerpts from his stories. Provides readers with an illustrated biography about this prolific writer through a review of his childhood years, early inspirations, and grand adult aspirations that resulted in his celebrated collection of children's stories. c2004.

 

 


JUVENILE & YOUNG PEOPLE FICTION

 

J G339ha

Gentry, Linnea. Hans Christian Andersen's The Marsh King's daughter retold by Linnea Gentry. Discovered by a stork and raised by Vikings, Helga lives an enchanted existence as a beautiful but vicious human child by day and a gentle but ugly toad by night, until finding her true home by the waters of the Nile. c1988.

 

J L675em

Lewis, Naomi. The emperor's new clothes. Two rascally weavers convince the emperor they are making him beautiful new clothes, visible only to those fit for their posts, but when he wears them during a royal procession, a child recognizes that the emperor has nothing on. c1997.

 

J P655ug

Pinkney, Jerry. The ugly duckling. An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.

 

J S671th

Sneed, Brad. Thumbelina. After being kidnapped by a toad, a beautiful girl no bigger than a thumb has many adventures and makes many animal friends before meeting the perfect mate just her size. c2004.

 

 


PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

 

P.R. 372.64 C574in

Cincerelli, Carol Joy, Sister. Integrating literature, language and the arts using The tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Integrating literature, language and the arts using The tales of Hans Christian Andersen. A Good Apple integrated literature-based activity book for grades 1-6. c1990.

 

 


MEDIA

 

TAPE 398.21 A544ha

Andersen, H. C. Hans Christian Andersen in Central Park [sound recording] (ca 54 min.): Weston Woods, c1981. Contents: Hans Clodhopper; The goblin and the grocer; The ugly duckling; The emperor's new clothes; The nightingale; "Dance, dance, dolly mine."

 

VCR E55em

The Emperor's new clothes. [videorecording] (54 min.)CBS/FOX Video, c1986. Based on the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Two con men arrive at the emperor's fashion show and plot to sell their clothes to him. The clothes are supposedly invisible to all but the wise and the worthy.

 

VCR L778me

The Little mermaid. [videorecording] (26 min) by Hans Christian Andersen. Random House Home Video, 1986. Here is a lavishly animated version of Andersen's sad, sweet story of the little mermaid who exchanges her beautiful voice for a human form so that she can be near the prince she loves.

 

VCR N688ni

The Nightingale. [videorecording] (approx. 50 min.) CBS/FOX Video, c1986. Despite being neglected by the emperor for a jewel-studded bird, the little nightingale revives the dying ruler with its beautiful song.

 

 

VCR P957an

The Princess and the pea. [videorecording] (50 min)Playhouse Video, 1987, c1983. A prince's domineering mother insists on an unusual test to find a true princess.

 

VCR S674no

The Snow queen. [videorecording] (48 min.) CBS/FOX Video, c1986. A young girl and boy journey to the frigid ice palace to learn the value of human warmth. The boy, cursed by a Goblin, turns his back on imagination and the friendship of the girl, and embraces scientific logic. Only the magical intervention of the Snow queen can rescue their friendship and save them from frozen death.

 

VCR S978

The Swineherd. [videorecording] (13 min.) Weston Woods Studios, 1975.

An animated adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's tale illustrated by Bjorn Wiinblad about a princess who scorns the love of a prince until he disguises himself as a swineherd.

 

VCR T534

Thumbelina. [videorecording] (30 min.) Rabbit Ears Productions;c1989, 1992. A long time ago in Denmark a childless couple, through a witch's spell, became blessed with a radiantly beautiful girl. She was no bigger than a thumb, so she was called Thumbelina. Snatched from her family by an ugly toad who wanted to marry her, Thumbelina escapes, befriending various creatures of the forest. Ultimately, she meets the king of the flower angels, with whom she finds happiness forever.

 

VCR T535th

Thumbelina. [videorecording] (approx. 50 min.) CBS/FOX Video, c1986. A tiny girl encounters many unusual experiences before she finds the home where she really belongs.

 

 

Created by Donna Wallach,  March 2006

  

                                                                     

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