About the Author
Hans Christian Andersen (1805~1875) produced 130 volumes of outstanding children's stories during his lifetime. Today, his stories are loved and recognized all around the world.
Schooled in Eastern art, Seong-hye Hwang used watercolors for the The Wild Swans to create a soft and fantastic feeling fitting for the story.
Date of Birth:April 2, 1805
Date of Death:August 4, 1875
Place of Birth:Odense, Denmark
Place of Death:Copenhagen, Denmark
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Here is a classic tale by Han Christian Anderson. Elisa must first find her 11 brothers who have been turned into swans, then make them human again with her bravery, perseverance, and strong belief.
Like most fairy tales, there's a bit of weirdness in this one - most notably, the fact that the king just picked up a mute girl and married her. Like, did she consent to this? How could he know - she wasn't able to communicate with anybody! (If she had been able to, she would've been able to also let them know why she was so obsessed with nettles.)
Title: The Wild Swans Author: Hans Christian Anderson Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books Published: 2-12-2017 Pages: 65 Genre: Children's Fiction, , Sub-Genre: Fairy Tales, Children's EBooks, Folk Tales, Classic, Fantasy & Magic ISBN: 9781782691228 ASIN: B01FPGU5NU Reviewed For NetGalley & Pushkin Children's Books Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.5 Stars A princess tries to save her eleven brothers who have been cured by their evil stepmother. A story many of us her as children ourselves is now available to share with our own children and grandchildren. Book has beautiful illustrations and includes the bonus story of "The Nightingale". My rating of "The Wild Swans" is 4.5 out of 5 stars.