The Perfect Wizard

The Perfect Wizard

Hans Christian Andersen

Book - 2004 | First edition.
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He was the son of a cobbler-awkward, funny-looking, and perhaps a bit crazy. But Hans Christian Andersen went on to become the most beloved children's writer of all time. Here in rich detail that includes quotes from Andersen's own stories, Jane Yolen explores his youth and how his words were inspired by life experiences. His was a childhood that saw the death of his father, an early love for the theater, and the burning passion to become a writer against all odds. Lushly illustrated by Dennis Nolan, The Perfect Wizardis the ideal selec- tion to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Andersen's birth on April 2, 2005.
Publisher: New York : Dutton's Children's, [2004]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780525469551
Branch Call Number: J 839.8136 Ander-Y
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Nolan, Dennis 1945-
Alternative Title: Hans Christian Andersen


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Oct 05, 2017

An absolutely beautifully refined living book on the Hans Christian Anderson including intimate details about his personal life, the fascinating tale of how he to be the great timeless writer he is known as now and wonderful quotes from a wide variety of his stories. Perfect illustrations to accompany the story. Interestingly, Jane Yolen has been deemed the modern Hans Christian Anderson making this story about her mentor more heart warming. Thoroughly enjoyed this real life telling of the man behind the stories we cherish.

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