Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Pen to Paper. Post about one book per week that has been on your wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that you can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our shelves.
This week, I’m wishing for Canterbury Classics edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s Complete Fairy Tales!
All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including The Ugly Duckling,” Thumbelina,” The Red Shoes,” The Princess on the Pea,” and The Emperor’s New Clothes,” fill the pages of this beautiful leather-bound collector’s edition. Also included is The Tallow Candle” — one of the earliest stories written by Andersen, just discovered recently! With both short and long anecdotes, this is a great book of bedtime stories or for rainy-day reading. The attached bookmark ribbon ensures readers will never lose their place as they wander through the imagination of one of the most popular children’s writers of all time.
I love fairy tales. I suppose it all started because of the Disney Princesses, but at some point during high school I became interested in their gritty beginnings. I already own Canterbury Classics edition of Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales, and I can honestly say they produce beautiful books. Andersen, though – I already know a lot of his tales quite well. Tales like The Princess and the Pea, Red Shoes, and Thumbelina were ones I grew up on. This book would be a beautiful edition to my shelves!