2 April 1805, The Danish author, poet and creator of some of the world’s best-known literary fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense.
“Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch.” (Hans Christian Andersen)
|Edmund Dulac's (1882 - 1953) illustration of H.C. Andersen's Little Mermaid for |
"Stories from Hans Christian Andersen" (1911)
|Hans Christian Andersen in his living room (1874)|
|One of the paper cuts Andersen used to make for children and some of his lady friends*|
* Andersen's paper cut was found on http://visitandersen.com/paper-cuts along with a lot of others, a page well worth your visit
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