Less known fairytales and stories by Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen has written a number of fairytales that have become common cultural baggage in large parts of the world.
The Emperor's New Clothes (1837), The Little Mermaid (1837), The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1838), The Ugly Duckling (1843) and some ten or twenty other titles are the unofficial Andersen canon.
There are many reasons why these fairytales are known and loved, but it might be an idea to try and read, and in a school context to try and work with, some of the less known fairytales and stories. For that purpose, we have compiled a list of suggestions for fairytales and stories that you could work with in school from different perspectives and at different levels.
Lykkens Kalosker (1838)
The Galoshes of Fortune
Den onde Fyrste (1840)
The Wicked Prince
The Elf Mound
Den gamle Gadeløgte (1847)
The Old Street Lamp
Lille Tuk (1847)
The Drop of Water
Det gamle Huus (1847)
The Old House
The Money Pig
Pen og Blækhuus (1859)
Pen and Inkstand
Gaardhanen og Veirhanen (1859)
The Farmyard Cock and the Weathercock
The Silver Shilling
Peiter, Peter og Peer (1868)
Peiter, Peter, and Peer
Lykken kan ligge i en Pind (1869)
Luck May Lie in a Pin
Det Utroligste (1870)
The Most Incredible Thing
Den store Søslange (1871)
The Great Sea Serpent
Tante Tandpine (1872)
Literary reference Below is a reference to where you can find the fairytales:
The Elf Mound and The Shepherdess and the Chimneysweep by Hans Christian Andersen.
Andersen, Hans Christian, The Complete Andersen. Translated by Jean Hersholt. (New York: Heritage Press, 1942-47).
Articles The Danish Centre for Children's Literature hereby makes available a series of articles about the life and works of Hans Christian Andersen for schools, teachers and whoever else that might be interested.
Exhibition "Hans Christian Andersen Anew" is the title of a total of fourteen new illustrations by young Danish illustrators.
New fairytales Read two new fairytales by new Danish authors.
Get ideas for teaching on Hans Christian Andersen's life and works and for using his fairytales as points of departure for teaching.
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Hans Christian Andersen Library See bibliographies of different fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen.
See bibliographies of less known fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen.