Hans Christian Andersen

  • Bien loin dans la mer, là où l´eau est bleue comme les fleurs des bleuets, demeurait le château du roi et de ses six filles. La plus jeune d´entre elles passait son temps à écouter des récits sur le monde d´en-haut...
    L´un des plus fameux contes d´Andersen traduit par David Soldi, dans une version abrégée.

  • « Le lendemain matin qui suivra son mariage, ton coeur se brisera et tu ne seras plus qu'écume de mer. »
    Dans un fabuleux château au plus profond des flots vit une petite sirène qui rêve ardemment d'approcher le monde des hommes. Sa visite à la sorcière des mers lui permettra d'exaucer un voeu... mais à quel prix ?
    Ce recueil rassemble des contes aussi célèbres que La Petite Sirène, Les Habits neufs de l'empereur, La Princesse au petit pois, Le Vaillant Petit Soldat de plomb, Ib et la petite Christine, Le Vilain Petit Canard ou encore La Petite Fille aux allumettes.
    o Objet d'étude : Imaginer des univers nouveaux
    o Dossier pédagogique spécial nouveaux programmes
    o Prolongements : À la découverte d'une oeuvre d'art : la statue de La Petite Sirène - La tradition du conte en France : Charles Perrault
    Classe de cinquième.

  • Le jeune Kay, aveuglé par un éclat de miroir confectionné par le Diable, se laisse entraîner dans le royaume glacé de la reine des neiges. Commence alors la quête de Gerda, son amie, pour le retrouver. Froid polaire, paysages étranges et rencontres étonnantes jalonnent ce conte initiatique et poétique dont l'objet véritable est la lutte du Bien contre le Mal.

  • Le plus extraordinaire des récits de Hans Christian Andersen est sans doute celui qu'il a intitulé Le Conte de ma vie : son autobiographie. Né à Odense, au Danemark, dans une famille d'une grande pauvreté, il part à Copenhague où il va vivre dans le quartier des prostituées. Il s'essaie au chant, à la danse, à l'art dramatique, mais c'est dans la littérature qu'il va trouver son salut. Romans, poèmes, pièces de théâtre se succèdent avant qu'il ne révèle son génie dans les merveilleux contes qui vont faire sa réputation. Il devient célèbre, il est fêté dans toute l'Europe, on le traduit dans le monde entier ! C'est avec une certaine forme d'ingénuité qu'il fera en 1847, après de nombreux voyages, le récit de sa vie : une sorte d'épopée où l'on croise notamment Dickens, Balzac, Lamartine ou encore
    Alexandre Dumas qui tous l'ont admiré.

  • Dans les jardins enchantés d'Andersen, les fleurs et les animaux parlent aux enfants, fées, elfes et lutins essaient de vivre en harmonie. Mais derrière l'aimable façade du conte de fées se dissimule souvent une satire mordante de la société et de ses travers.
    Dix histoires pleines de poésie et de fantaisie pour redécouvrir l'univers merveilleux des contes de notre enfance avec un regard d'adulte.

  • Métamorphoses, sorcières, êtres fantastiques, prince et princesse, quête pour atteindre l'impossible, dépassement de soi jusqu'à l'extrême, tous les ingrédients du conte merveilleux sont présents dans La Petite Sirène d'Andersen. Dans ce conte, le destin cruel tragique de la petite sirène se poursuit inexorablement jusqu'au dénouement.
    Notions littéraires : le schéma narratif du conte, le conte merveilleux, le romantisme
    Histoire des arts : la marine - un genre pictural, le bestiaire fantastique, la danse, le symbolisme

  • Que ce soit l'amour impossible d'un soldat de plomb pour une danseuse de porcelaine dans Le Vaillant Soldat de plomb, celui d'une petite sirène pour un prince dans La Petite Sirène, ou encore la mise en scène de la vanité des hommes dans Les Nouveaux Habits de l'empereur, Andersen sait avec une grande subtilité, à partir d'objets ou d'attitudes de la vie quotidienne, enchanter le réel. Chaque conte est ainsi pour l'écrivain l'occasion de relater un parcours initiatique à travers des récits courts, merveilleusement ciselés. Ses propres obsessions autobiographiques sont transfigurées en données universelles qui décrivent, sous une forme faussement anodine, les profondeurs de l'âme humaine. Dès lors, nous comprenons pourquoi les Contes d'Andersen restent le livre le plus traduit après la Bible.

    Ce volume comprend : La Princesse sur le pois, La Petite Sirène, Les Nouveaux Habits de l'empereur, Le Vaillant Soldat de plomb, Le Vilain Petit Canard, La Bergère et le ramoneur, La Petite Fille aux allumettes.

    Edition de Marc Auchet. 

  • Christmas Fairy Tales Nouv.

    A selection of wonderful Christmas fairy tales by the beloved author Hans Christian Andersen to enjoy in the cozy winter evenings. Let one of the best-known children's authors of all time carry you away into a magical world with his masterful storytelling. Nearly two centuries after they were first published, Andersen's stories remain as tales of good and evil, love and loss, and loyalty in the face of great hardships. They are readily accessible to children, but present lessons of virtue for mature readers as well! Rediscover your childhood's favourite fairy tales or introduce a young reader to Andersen's imagination - just in time for Christmas...



    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" in 1989 and "Frozen", which is loosely based on "The Snow Queen", in 2013. Thanks to Andersen's contribution to children's literature, his birth date, April 2, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day.

  • The Story of the Year Nouv.

    The new year had begun and January was already nearing its end, but it was still very cold. The sparrows found it strange, that the men had declared that it was the new year, as everyone knows that the year only begins with the coming of spring. However, spring was late and a few intrepid sparrows decided to go looking for it.



    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" in 1989 and "Frozen", which is loosely based on "The Snow Queen", in 2013.

    Thanks to Andersen's contribution to children's literature, his birth date, April 2, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day.

  • What is truth? What better way to learn about the topic of truth than through the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen? The storyline of these fairy tales offers a wonderful platform to think about and discuss truth and its ethical and moral aspects. A collection for the curious and empathetic young and adult readers, who would like to dive into the magical world of the beloved author.

    Contains the following fairy tales:
    - The Emperor's New Clothes
    - The Snow Queen
    - Clumsy Hans

  • A relire ou à découvrir ces 52 contes classiques qui bercent l'imaginaire des petits et des grands depuis des siècles.Des plus connus (Cendrillon, Blanche neige, Le Petit Chaperon rouge) aux plus confidentiels (Le briquet, La Vieille maison..), qu'ils soient d'Andersen, de Perrault ou de Grimm, la magie des contes opère toujours. Soutenu par des illustrations variées, ce recueil constitue un véritable trésor à lire seul ou à relire pour des moments de complicité.

  • Une sélection de quatre titres pour transporter le lecteur avec délice dans la féerie des contes d'autrefois. En prose ou en vers, les grands classiques de la littérature enfantine sont ici rassemblés pour le bonheur de plusieurs générations bercées par les contes d'antan, et de toutes celles à venir. De beaux rêves en perspective...

  • Un soldat marchait sur la grand´route : Une, deux ! Une, deux ! Il avait le sac sur le dos et le sabre au côté ; il avait fait la guerre, et maintenant il revenait chez lui.
    Chemin faisant, il rencontra une vieille sorcière ; elle était bien vilaine, sa lèvre inférieure tombait sur sa poitrine...
    Ce recueil inédit regroupe les contes de grands auteurs évoquant des histoires et aventures de soldat.

  • Reprinted here for the first time since the 19th century, these color illustrations by T. Pym make the classic Andersen fairy tale even more magical. One of Andersen's best-beloved tales, The Snow Queen is a story about the strength and endurance of childhood friendship. Gerda's search for her playmate Kay-who was abducted by the Snow Queen and taken to her frozen palace-is brought to life in delicate and evocative illustrations.

  • 'There sat the dog with eyes as big as mill wheels' Though criticised for their anarchic immorality when first published, Hans Christian Andersen's tales made him an international star, taken to the hearts of children and adults for their beauty, sorrow and strangeness. Included here are 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier' and 'Big Klaus and Little Klaus'.

    Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

    Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875). Andersen's Fairy Tales is available in Penguin Classics.

  • Age: 8-9 years old Reading Level: 3rd grade The best illustrated fairytales for children!
    Once upon a time, there was a young woman who could not bear a child. One day, in despair, she went to see a witch. Thanks to the magic plant she received and the witch's instructions, a little girl appeared and the young woman's dream finally came true.
    Unfortunately, time went by and the little girl was not growing up. One night, a toad broke into the house and kidnapped the little girl...
    The collection "Once Upon a Time" offers a new and richly illustrated version of the most famous fairytales.
    EXCERPT Once upon a time there was a young woman who wished very much to have a child. Desperately, she went to consult a witch. The old lady gave her a seed and told her to plant it and to water it carefully every day. The young woman went home and followed the witch´s instructions. After some time, the seed sprouted and grew into a flower. Astonished, the young woman took the flower gently in her hands. Suddenly, it opened and in the centre of the flower appeared a pretty little girl about an inch tall.
    In the same collection:
    O The Ugly Duckling o The Brave Little Tailor o The Tin Soldiero The Musicians of Bremen o Hansel and Gretel o Three Little Pigs o Beauty and the Beast o Goldilocks and the 3 Bears o The Little Thumb o Puss in Boots o Little Red Riding Hood o Sleeping Beauty o Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs o Cinderella o Peter Pan

  • Age: 8-9 years old  Reading Level: 3rd grade The best illustrated fairytales for children!
    Once upon a time was a mother duck who was admiring her newborns. One of the eggs had not hatched yet and she began to worry. She continued to sit on it and, one fine day, the egg cracked and a strange duckling appeared. Very quickly, the other ducklings started to make fun of him because he was not very pretty and he looked different. They then decided to rename him "the ugly little duckling".
    The collection "Once Upon a Time" offers a new and richly illustrated version of the most famous fairytales.
    EXCERPT One beautiful sunny morning, by the edge of a small pond, mother duck was admiring with joy her little ducklings coming out of their shells. But one egg was very big and it didn´t hatch. Another duck who was passing by congratulated the proud mother when he saw the large egg and said, "It´s probably a turkey egg." In the same collection:
    O Thumbelina o The Brave Little Tailor o The Tin Soldier o The Musicians of Bremen o Hansel and Gretel o Three Little Pigs o Beauty and the Beast o Goldilocks and the 3 Bears o The Little Thumb o Puss in Boots o Little Red Riding Hood o Sleeping Beauty o Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs o Cinderella o Peter Pan

  • Age: 8-9 years old Reading Level: 3rd grade The best illustrated fairytales for children!
    Once upon a time there was a little boy who was celebrating his birthday. As a gift, he received a box filled with little soldiers made of tin, a cardboard castle and a ballerina dressed in a pink dress.
    One of the little tin soldiers only had one leg. Soon, he noticed the ballerina because she was standing on one of her legs only. The little soldier immediately fell in love with her and tried to talk to her. Unfortunately, the wind was about to disturb his plans...
    The collection "Once Upon a Time" offers a new and richly illustrated version of the most famous fairytales.
    /> EXCERPT Once upon a time, there was a little boy who was given a box of toy tin soldiers as a birthday present. They were all identical, except one, who strangely only had one leg. The boy also received a castle made of cardboard and a pretty female ballet dancer dressed in a pink tutu, which had a golden flower on it. She stretched out her arms and stood gracefully on one leg as if she was dancing. The little tin soldier noticed the ballerina very quickly. "Hey, we look alike!" thought the soldier.
    "It looks like she´s only got one leg, just like me. And she is so pretty!" He immediately fell in love.
    In the same collection:
    O Thumbelina o The Ugly Duckling o The Brave Little Tailor o The Musicians of Bremen o Hansel and Gretel o Three Little Pigs o Beauty and the Beast o Goldilocks and the 3 Bears o The Little Thumb o Puss in Boots o Little Red Riding Hood o Sleeping Beauty o Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs o Cinderella o Peter Pan

  • Age: 8-9 years old Reading Level: 3rd grade The best illustrated fairytales for children!
    Once upon a time were a couple of woodcutters so poor that they tried to abandon their seven sons. Despite the attempts of the youngest one, the parents succeeded and the children were left on their own. They started looking for help, far from imagining the problems they would have to face...
    The collection "Once Upon a Time" offers a new and richly illustrated version of the most famous fairytales.
    EXCERPT Once upon a time, there lived in the forest a poor logger´s family with seven sons. The family had no food to eat so the mother and father decided to abandon the seven sons in the forest to fend for themselves. The youngest son, Little Thumb, who got his name because he was just the size of a thumb at birth, heard his mother and father talking.
    He decided to fill his pockets with pebbles and dropped them all along the path on their way to the forest. So the seven boys were able to find their way home.
    In the same collection:
    O Thumbelina o The Ugly Duckling o The Brave Little Tailor o The Tin Soldier o The Musicians of Bremen o Hansel and Gretel o Three Little Pigs o Beauty and the Beast o Goldilocks and the 3 Bears o Puss in Boots o Little Red Riding Hood o Sleeping Beauty o Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs o Cinderella o Peter Pan

  • Les contes d'Andersen figurent parmi les histoires pour enfants les plus célèbres dans le monde entier.
    Ce recueil regroupe les meilleures histoires d'Andersen, reprises pour la plupart par Disney.

  • Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy tales - with an anarchic twist - but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination. The thirty stories here range from exuberant early works such as 'The Tinderbox' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes' through poignant masterpieces such as 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Little Match Girl' and 'The Ugly Duckling', to more subversive later tales such as 'The Ice Maiden' and 'The Dryad'. Uniquely inventive and vivacious in style and with deep insight into children's points of view, Andersen established a new genre in literature.This is the classic translation by Jean Hersholt and is illustrated by various artists, with an afterword by Ned Halley.Designed to appeal to the booklover, Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound hardback gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

  • Hans Christian Andersen "Le Rossignol et l'Empereur" suivi de "La Petite fille aux allumettes, Le Costume de l'Empereur", "C'est tout à fait sûr", "La Bergère et le ramoneur", "Le Petit soldat de plomb".
    "J'ai dit... que mes contes étaient tout autant pour les aînés que pour les enfants, ceux-ci ne comprenaient que les personnages accessoires, et que c'étaient seulement les personnes mûres qui voyaient et comprenaient le tout".
    H.C. Andersen 
    "Les contes d'Andersen, quoi qu'on en dise, ne transmettent pas impersonnellement le folklore de son pays, le Danemark : ils ont la vérité - la candeur enfantine - de leur auteur ; là est leur force inégalée. Andersen ne raconte pas des histoires, il se projette en elles et incite ses auditeurs à le rejoindre."
    Claude Colombini-Frémeaux & Alexandre Wong

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