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by | Read by Kate Reading, Richard Matthews

Young Adult • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2004

For listeners who haven't heard the classic Andersen fairly tales since their childhood, this collection from a new translation is a joy. All the famous stories are there, including "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Emperor's New Clothes." His later works also are included, such as "The Ice Maiden" and "The Wood Nymph." But listeners, especially parents planning to play this for children, should be aware that some of the stories are a little violent. For example, an oafish farmer kills his grandmother because he thinks it will bring him great wealth. But the violence is not graphic and can be explained to young listeners. Narrators Kate Reading and Richard Matthews alternate stories, a strategy that provides nice variety. Both are solid and engaging. R.C.G. 2006 Audie Award Finalist © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE/JULY 05]



Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2005

CD ISBN 0143057243 $29.95 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN $20.97

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