Davidb's Books Page #16

Here's the list of books submitted by davidb  —  There are currently 607 books total — keep up the great work!

The Neighbouring Families

The Neighbouring Families is a delightful collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen. The book explores themes of friendship, love, and the significant impact of societal and familiar relations on individual lives, presented through enchanting narratives starring both humans and fantast...

by Hans Christian Andersen

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10 months ago

What the Moon Saw

"What the Moon Saw" by Hans Christian Andersen is a collection of 24 tales, framed as what the moon has watched each night and shared with a lonely artist. Each tale showcases Anderson’s poetic approach, stunning imagination, and in-depth understanding of human nature. Stories vary from experienc...

by Hans Christian Andersen

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10 months ago

The Money-Box

"The Money-Box" is a captivating short story by Hans Christian Andersen. It features a beautiful money-box in the shape of a pig which gets overlooked and unappreciated until it becomes filled with coins. Not one for human admiration, the money-box only seeks appreciation from the stove and the o...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Metal Pig

"The Metal Pig" is a captivating tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a young boy named Gabriele, who is poor and homeless. Gabriele's life changes when he encounters a metal pig statue in front of a rich house and artistically engages with the statue. This experience makes him develop a signifi...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Marsh King's Daughter

"The Marsh King's Daughter" is a captivating story by Hans Christian Andersen that draws the reader into a world of Norse mythology and ancient Egypt. The story revolves around a Marsh King who kidnaps a princess and has a child with her named Helga. Helga, who is beautiful by day but horrible at...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Mail-Coach Passengers

"The Mail-Coach Passengers" is a children's book by Hans Christian Andersen filled with enchanting tales driven by the imagination. The story details the magical journey of passengers in a mail coach, who represent different facets of life such as love, care, imagination, and pain, among others. ...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Loveliest Rose in the World

"The Loveliest Rose in the World" is a children's story by renowned author Hans Christian Andersen. It tells the tale of a Queen who is on her deathbed seeking to see the loveliest rose in the world as she believes it can heal her. Ultimately, the story explores themes of love, sacrifice and beau...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

Little Tuk

"Little Tuk" by Hans Christian Andersen is a charming, heartwarming story centering on a young boy named Tuk. Tasked with learning geography for school, Tuk falls asleep and dreams a fantastic adventure where he visualizes his lessons in a vivid and magical way. Each location he studied comes to ...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

Little Tiny or Thumbelina

In "Little Tiny or Thumbelina," author Hans Christian Andersen introduces readers to Tiny, a lovely girl no bigger than a thumb. She is brought into the world inside a barleycorn given to a woman by a witch. Thumbelina's adventures begin when she is kidnapped from her cozy home by an ugly toad, d...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Little Mermaid

"The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen is a timeless fairy tale that narrates the story of a young, beautiful mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea to gain a human soul. After falling in love with a handsome prince, she trades her voice to a sea witch for a chance to be l...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Little Match-Seller

"The Little Match-Seller" is a touching short story by Hans Christian Andersen about a young, impoverished girl who, on a freezing New Year's Eve, tries to sell matches in the street. As she tragically freezes to death, she lights the matches and experiences warm and comforting visions, ranging f...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

Little Ida's Flowers

Little Ida's Flowers is a charming children's story written by Hans Christian Andersen. The book revolves around a young girl named Ida, who wonders why her flowers look tired and wilted. An enchanting tale unfolds when she learns from a student living with her family that flowers can speak, danc...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Little Elder-Tree Mother

"The Little Elder-Tree Mother" is a charming fairy tale penned by Hans Christian Andersen. The story revolves around a little boy who falls sick and is cheered up by his grandmother with a warm mug of elderflower tea and a captivating story about the little Elder-Tree mother. This imaginative nar...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

Little Claus and Big Claus

"Little Claus and Big Claus" is a cheeky and darkly humorous tale by Hans Christian Andersen. It showcases a unique dynamics between two farmers of different statuses. Big Claus is wealthy with four horses, while Little Claus, owning just one horse, is significantly poorer. Through a series of cl...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Last Pearl

"The Last Pearl" is actually not a book by Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen, a Danish author, is well-known for his fairy tales such as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling". As of now, there seems to be a misconception or misinformation about the title "The Last Pearl" being attributed t...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Last Dream of the Old Oak

"The Last Dream of the Old Oak" is a narrative by Hans Christian Andersen that personifies an ancient oak tree. Over centuries, the oak tree has witnessed historical events, seasons change, and the passage of time. One day a little boy tells the tree that he too has a spirit and dreams, which the...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Jumper

"The Jumper" is not a book but a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. In this tale, a peculiar jumping competition arises among items in a sewing box, including a regal pair of scissors, a fancy needle, and an unassuming ball of wool. The titular character, the "jumper," is a simple flea who su...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Jewish Maiden

"The Jewish Maiden" is a short story written by Hans Christian Andersen, noted for its exploration of religious tolerance. The narrative follows a Christian artist who develops a deep affection for a young Jewish woman. This love challenges his own beliefs, awakening him to the universality of lo...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Ice Maiden

"The Ice Maiden" is a captivating fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about Rudy, a young Swiss man with a tragic past and an unusual ability to communicate with animals. Rudy grows up and falls in love with beautiful Babette, but their love is threatened by the sinister Ice Maiden, a supernatu...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

Ib and Little Christina

"Ib and Little Christina" is a charming children's tale by Hans Christian Andersen filled with love, loss, and devotion. The story revolves around two childhood friends, Ib and Christina, living in a small Danish village. Their friendship blossoms into love as they grow older. However, circumstan...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

Holger Danske

"Holger Danske" is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, telling the story of the legendary Danish hero, Ogier the Dane, also known as Holger Danske. According to ancient folklore, he is said to be sleeping in the cellar of Kronborg Castle, only to awaken and defend Denmark if it is ever in pe...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

A Leaf From Heaven

A Leaf From Heaven is a philosophical tale by Hans Christian Andersen. It follows the life cycle of a leaf from a tree in heaven, descending to Earth to offer wisdom through its transformation. Alongside its tale of change to seed, flower, and fruit, the leaf also offers spiritual insights about ...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Happy Family

"The Happy Family" by Hans Christian Andersen is a charming tale about a snail family living in a burdock forest. The book narrates their life, challenges, adventures, and aspirations. It’s a vivid exploration of nature and family bonds, richly embroidered with enchantingly imaginative storytelli...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

A Great Grief

A Great Grief is a moving narrative written by the prolific storyteller, Hans Christian Andersen. Though not one of his more well-known fairy tales, this short story delves into the profound sorrow, reflections, and struggles experienced by an old man as he tries to reconcile the death of his bel...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

Grandmother

"Grandmother" is a short story by Hans Christian Andersen that expresses the deep love and realism associated with the loss of a beloved grandmother. The story narrates the life of a grandmother who is adored dearly by her grandchildren. Through the bond that the grandchildren share with their gr...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

She Was Good for Nothing

She Was Good for Nothing is a touching novella by Hans Christian Andersen that focuses on the theme of societal class and unrequited love. It tells the story of a poor girl who is constantly belittled, neglected, and considered 'useless' by her community. The girl falls in love with a wealthy man...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Goloshes of Fortune

"The Goloshes of Fortune" is a magical and whimsical tale by Hans Christian Andersen. It tells the story of a pair of magical boots that grant the wearer's deepest desires, taking them on unpredictable adventures. The book explores themes of desire, contentment, and the notion that the grass isn’...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Golden Treasure

"The Golden Treasure" is a collection of Hans Christian Andersen's best loved fairy tales. This book takes you through magical journeys into the enchanting world of princesses, emperors, swans, and other mystical beings. It provides an escape to a world where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. S...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Goblin and the Huckster

"The Goblin and the Huckster" by Hans Christian Andersen is a delightful short tale that centers around a Goblin who is torn between his love for poetry and a huckster's generous offer of a jar of jam. The Goblin's dilemma unfolds in an enchanting, humorous and unexpected manner. In this book, An...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Girl Who Trod on the Loaf

"The Girl Who Trod on the Loaf" is a classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. It tells the story of a young, proud and vain girl named Inger who, in order to save her new shoes from mud, throws her loaf of bread on the mucky ground to step over it. As a punishment for wasting food and showi...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Shepherd's Story of the Bond of Friendship

The Shepherd's Story of the Bond of Friendship is a captivating tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a shepherd's deep, unwavering friendship with his faithful dog. The shepherd experiences numerous challenges, harsh realities of life, and faces many dangers. However, his loyal dog is always by ...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

The Flying Trunk

"The Flying Trunk" by Hans Christian Andersen is a magical fairy tale about a young man who squanders his wealth and becomes impoverished. His friend gifts him a magical flying trunk which transports him to Turkey. There, he falls in love with the Sultan's daughter and entertains her with stories...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
10 months ago

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