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Celebrating Hans Christian Andersen

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:23:00 AM

Once upon a time in the Danish town of Odense, there lived a fairy tale writer named Hans Christian Andersen. His friends called him H.C. for short! He wrote stories of mermaids, ballerinas, emperors, and kings. Initially, his tales appeared in a series of pamphlets, and later were collected and published in books. His stories became popular in the early 1840’s and made Andersen the best‐known author in Denmark and the best‐known storyteller throughout the world.

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