The most beloved fairy tales of Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen, narrated by the very best of British stage and screen talent. Perfect for bedtime, the long car journey or rainy afternoons at home, let Andersen delight and enchant children (and adults) of all ages with characters that stand the test of time.
The Princess and the Pea and the Steadfast Tin Soldier by Sir Roger Moore
The Little Match Girl by Ewan McGregor
The Ugly Duckling by Stephen Fry
The Emperor’s New Clothes by Dame Joan Collins
The Snow Queen by Joanna Lumley
Little Claus and Big Claus by Sir Michael Caine
The Little Mermaid by David Walliams
Thumbelina by Charlotte Rampling
It’s Quite True by Paul McKenna
The Nightingale by Michael Ball
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" and "Frozen", which is loosely based on "The Snow Queen".
Due to his contribution to children's literature, Andersen's birth date, April 2, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day.