Tales About Hope

What is hope? Hope shines through the fairy tales selected for this collection. Let Hans Christian Andersen enchant you and let your favourite characters teach you about what hope...

The Little Match Girl

This story, one of Andersen’s best known, tells the tale of a poor little girl who was sent by her parents to sell matches in the street. It is Christmas Even and it is very...

The Snow Queen

One day, a diabolical troll made a mirror that showed everything beautiful as ugly and all that was good as evil. Delighted, the trolls decided to carry their mirror to heaven and...

The Goblin And The Woman

In every peasant dwelling, lives a goblin, a small invisible creature, who plays all kinds of tricks on the inhabitants. At least, that is what the peasants believe, but one...

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

"Once upon a time, there were twenty-five tin soldiers who were all brothers, as they were all born from an old tin spoon. They held their weapons on their arms, their heads were...

Luck May Lie In A Pin

To every child born, God offers a gift – this gift is not placed in their cradle, but in a secret place, where no one would dream of looking for it. So, this gift can be found...

The Fir Tree

A young Fir Tree stands in the forest. It longs to grow and discover the world and find out where all the other trees are disappearing to..."Oh, grow, grow, become big and old,...

The World's Fairest Rose

There was once a queen who possessed a magnificent garden, filled with many varied flowers. One day, she fell ill and her doctors had little hope of a recovery. Only one of them...

The Old Church Bell

In a little house in Marbach, on the banks of the Necker river, lived a poor family. The day that their son was born, the church’s bell was rung to celebrate the newborn’s...

The Shepherdess And The Chimney-sweep

Once upon a time, a china shepherdess and a chimney sweep who were placed close to each other decided to marry. However, another doll, who said he was the shepherdess’s...

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