Who has not laughed at the false pride of royalty, the hypocrisy of courtiers, the honesty of childhood recorded in The Emperor’s New Clothes? Who has failed to rejoice at the final triumph of The Ugly Duckling or to commiserate with the hard-won knowledge of The Fir Tree? Who has missed the underlying moral in The Red Shoes or the sense of love and of the infinite in the solution to the Snow Queen’s promise?
Though not originally written for children, these stories, nonetheless, are enchanting to the childish imagination, and will serve as a delightful storehouse of pleasure and learning long after the things of childhood have been put aside.
vintage occult – Used – Hardcover – 1963