I also like Wonderful Copenhagen with The Emperor’s new Clothes a close second. Danny Kaye had such a mellow voice. Except when he went into one of his “Git Gat Giddle” songs. I remembered that I had a book of his stories somewhere in my library and finally found it.
The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales contains 189 short
stories and is 803 pages long. some have different titles, for instance, Thumbleina is called Little Tiny. The book is illustrated by several artists. I will attach a copy of a sample illustration.
BTW, I bought this in a thrift store for my grandchildren as I think it would be better forthem than The Brothers Grimm which I think is toogory for little children.
All hail Hans Christian Andersen!
More Hans: https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2012/04/26/hans-christian-andersen/
And agree re Danny Kaye and his Git Gat Giddle period. That stuff totally annoyed me.
Wow, this illustration is so wonderful! Do the e-book things have this kind of beauty!?! I honestly don’t know, but somehow I doubt it! I love that there are teeth ensconced in the ribbons…I too am such a fan of Hans Christian Andersen and the Grimm Brothers, well, I love them too, but for kids, uh no!
As for Danny Kaye, I don’t care if he is Git Gat Giddling or impersonating Satchmo (in front of the jazz man himself); he can do no wrong in my book. I completely and utterly adore everything he has ever done!
I love him as well :)
I love Hans Christian Andersen but some of his stories are soooooooooooo sad I would never read them to a child.