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ABEL SPENDABEL (Abel Spendabel). Og Andre Børnerim (And Other Nursery Rhymes)

Author: Sigsgaard, Jens. Illustrations by Arne Ungermann
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish
Year Published: 2004
No. of pages: 28
Illustrations: 15 Color Illustrations. 11 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 10 1/2”x 7 1/2”
Weight: 1.00
ISBN: 8700613916
Code: 5681

Price: $39.50

Sigsgaard’s interest in children’s folklore inspired him to write this book that has become a classic in Denmark. The starting point for this book is a collection of 2000 rhymes by Copenhagen school children. A wonderful children’s book fully illustrated told in this unique poetic verse.


Author: Andersen, Hans Christian. Illus. by Svend Otto S
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year Published: 1985 but reprin
No. of pages: 138
Illustrations: 65 Color Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 10 1/2”x 8”
Weight: 2.00
ISBN: 8756230184
Biblio/Bio: Bios.
Code: 0725

Price: $29.50

A remarkably illustrated collection of sixteen Andersen fairytales in a truly beautiful book. These include favorites such as: The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, The Tinderbox, The Ugly Duckling, The Emperors New Clothes, The Wild Swans, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and The Snowman.


Author: Andersen, Hans Christian; Illustrated by Pavel Tatarnikov
Country: New York
Language: English
Year Published: 2006
No. of pages: 48
Illustrations: 28 Color Illustrations. 0 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 12”x 9”
Weight: 2.00
ISBN: 9781933327228
Code: 6550

Price: $15.95

The Snow Queen was first published in 1845, and centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by a little boy and girl, Kai and Gerda. The story is one of Andersen's longest and is considered by scholars, critics, and readers alike as one of his best. It is regularly included in selected tales and collections of his work as well as being frequently reprinted in illustrated storybook editions for children.


Author: Andersen, Hans Christian. Illustrated by Blanz, Aurelie
Country: London
Language: German
Year Published: 2006
No. of pages: 79
Illustrations: 52 Color Illustrations. 4 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 10” x 11 1/2”
Weight: 2.00
ISBN: 9783936681024
Code: 5923

Price: $55.00

This book includes a couple of selected fairy tales including “The Little Mermaid” and “The Ugly Duckling”, which established Andersens fame after he wrote and became known for his fairytales. This volume is also the debut of Aurelie Blanz illustrations, an illustrator who studied in Paris and Hamburg.


Author: Lindgren, Barbro, Eva Eriksson
Country: Denmark
Language: English
Year Published: 2000
No. of pages: 25
Illustrations: 28 Color Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 10”x 8”
Weight: 1.00
ISBN: 9129647568
Code: 5425

Price: $12.50

Little Andrei remember’s living in his mother, in his house right under her heart. Then he was born, and things were not so perfect, and then one day his mama was gone. At an orphanage he meets Vova, who reminds him of the dog in his private world, and together they wander out into the streets of St. Petersburg, looking for Andrei’s mother. Barbro Lindgren’s dreamlike story for readers 5 to 9 was inspired in part by the Russian author and linguist Korney Chukovsy’s work on children’s play and their imagination. Illustrated with gentle watercolors, reminiscent at times of Maurice Sendak’s older work, the book has a mysterious, haunting atmosphere, and can be interpreted in different and profound ways.