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
Elverhøi (1845) The Elf Mound
Den gamle Gadeløgte (1847) The Old Street Lamp
Lille Tuk (1847) Little Tuk
Vanddraaben (1847) The Drop of Water
Det gamle Huus (1847) The Old House
Pengegrisen (1854) The Money Pig
Børnesnak (1859) Children's Prattle
Pen og Blækhuus (1859) Pen and Inkstand
Gaardhanen og Veirhanen (1859) The Farmyard Cock and the Weathercock
Sølvskillingen (1861) 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) Aunty Toothache

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).