Synopsis: When Hans Christian Andersen was a little boy, he treated storybooks as jewels to be treasured. He wanted to perform on stage, but was always cast as the troll. Luckily, through theatre, he found a love for writing. He wrote about both the ordinary and fantastic, in stories like ‘The Ugly Duckling’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’, never talking down to children. This enchanting book features stylish and quirky illustrationsand extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the writer’s life.
Release Date: 6th April 2021
Format Read: Ebook
Genres: Biography, Picture Book,
Thank you so much to Frances Lincoln Children’s/Quarto and Netgalley for the earc to read and review.
Review: What a sweet book on the one of the most imaginative people in history, his stories touch everyone, open up their minds to imagination as they did to him. I love how easy to read these stories are they get to the point and make it a fun and clear way to learn about someone important.
I loved that this was about Hans Christian Andersen his legacy will never end because his stories will always be relevant, I love that this books gets to showcase all about his life, his dreams and that it wasn’t as easy to get where he did.
I didn’t know all the facts within this story so it was really incredible learning about his early years, his school and his work years things that I didn’t really know much about. It’s so wonderful that children can learn about so many people in this way, with the beautiful illustrations and the facts being so easy to understand. I love it.
I did find there was one element of Hans’ life that got forgotten in this book and that was that he travelled to share his stories as children gathered around him in small towns. He was a very kind man who told his stories because he loved them. I wish that had been included, especially as in this story it says about his only audience was his mother but eventually it wasn’t just her.
I love this book, and I love this series. I will always recommend these to anyone not just to young children. You can learn so much about people in such short book like this.
Where to buy: Amazon,
About Author: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children’s books and the author of the multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that explore the lives of outstanding people. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.