Hans Christian Anderson
Hans Christian Anderson born 1805 died 1875
A famous Danish author and writer of fairy tales... such as
... Thumbelina.. The Steadfast Tin Soldier.... The Snow Queen
Perhaps he deserves our special attention and respect as he
actually dreamt up most of his plots.... ( unlike Perraut and the Brothers Grimm
who collected their tales from folk sources. )
Hans wrote 168 fairy tales in a 50 years career of writing
He also wrote... 6 novels
36 stage works
6 travel books
plus 100s of poems....
He was indeed prolific and a brilliant imaginative writer.