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Cover for The Butterfly

The Butterfly

The butterfly had decided to marry, so he went off in search of the prettiest flower. He first asked a daisy for advice, but quickly understood that he must make his choice alone, ...

Cover for Children’s Prattle

Children’s Prattle

One day, a great meeting of noble children was held in the merchant’s house. Two little girls boasted about the fame and wealth of their parents. A poor boy, was peaking in through ...

Cover for Two Brothers

Two Brothers

Two brothers lived on a small Danish island in a small house with a red-tiled roof. They were very different from one another and probably still knew little about what the future h ...

Cover for A Story from the Sand Dunes

A Story from the Sand Dunes

This story comes to us from the dunes of Jylland in Denmark, but it begins in Spain, where a young couple were blissfully happy. The only thing missing to make their happiness comp ...

Cover for The Wind Tells about Valdemar Daae and His Daughters

The Wind Tells about Valdemar Daae and His Daughters

The wind blows everywhere, pushing the clouds, slipping through the cracks in the walls and so sees lots of things we cannot see. This is why it knows so many stories: here, it tel ...

Cover for The Stone of the Wise Man

The Stone of the Wise Man

Far away, towards the Far East, the sun tree could be found, a huge tree, bigger than any tree imaginable. A whole palace was perched in its highest branches and the inhabitant of ...

Cover for Soup on a Sausage Peg

Soup on a Sausage Peg

During the mouse king’s feast, many dishes were served one after the other. There were so many that one might have thought two meals were being served! At the end of this orgy, the ...

Cover for The Marsh King’s Daughter

The Marsh King’s Daughter

From generation to generation, storks have been telling and handing down stories. Two are heard more often than the others: the first is that of Moses, which a lot of us know, but ...

Cover for The Jewish Girl

The Jewish Girl

Sara was the only Jewish child at her Catholic school. She was also the most intelligent. In religious lessons, she could not listen to the teacher: her mother’s last wish was that ...

Cover for The Money-Box

The Money-Box

There were many toys in the bedroom and the proudest of all was the money-box: she sat above the wardrobe and knew that, in her belly, she had all she needed to buy all the other t ...

Cover for A Leaf from Heaven

A Leaf from Heaven

Once upon a time there was an angel from heaven who flew above the earth with a leaf of paradise in his hands. He dropped it while kissing it and the tiny leaf landed on the earth ...

Cover for Heartache


When an old man’s dog died, his grandchildren buried the poor pet and set up a fine gravestone. It seemed respectful and nice of them. Until they started asking for admission fees ...

Cover for The Old Tombstone

The Old Tombstone

One evening, in a house, a family comes together. In the courtyard is an old gravestone, still in one piece, but whose epitaph is partially obscured. This is the subject of the fam ...

Cover for The Swan's Nest

The Swan's Nest

"Between the Baltic and the North seas is an old swan’s nest, which is called Denmark: swans are born here, whose names will never die." This is the story of the swans, who, in anc ...

Cover for The Puppet-show Man

The Puppet-show Man

There was once a theatre director who lived on an ocean liner and he was very happy. He was a theatre director and he carried all his actors in a small suitcase: they were puppets. ...

Cover for The Silent Book

The Silent Book

In a farmyard, in the middle of a forest, was a coffin, inside which lay an elderly scholar. In his hands was a book and between its pages were dried leaves and flowers full of sto ...

Cover for The Phoenix Bird

The Phoenix Bird

The phoenix is an extraordinary bird, who was born in the garden of Eden and travels all over the world and through time. Where is he and what has he seen? Here, Andersen answers t ...

Cover for Picturebook Without Pictures

Picturebook Without Pictures

The series of sketches of 'What the Moon Saw' arose from the experiences of Andersen, when as a youth he went to seek his fortune in Copenhagen. Uniquely, the story is split into 3 ...

Cover for The Bond of Friendship

The Bond of Friendship

"We fly over the shores of Denmark, to far-off foreign countries and arrive in the south, in Greece with its beautiful turquoise sea" In Greece, two boys had, for a long time, been ...

Cover for A Rose from Homer's Grave

A Rose from Homer's Grave

The poet Homer, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, is buried near Smyrna (Izmir in Turkey). In this forgotten corner of the world, a beautiful rose bush grows and one of its rose ...

Cover for The Storm Shifts the Signboards

The Storm Shifts the Signboards

I love listening to grandfather tell stories, but my favourite story is the story of the shields: according to grandfather, in a large town it was always practical to know how to g ...

Cover for Kept Secret but not Forgotten

Kept Secret but not Forgotten

Is the good deed worth it if it remains a secret? It is indeed meaningful and significant both for the one who reaches out a helping hand and for the one who takes it. "Kept Secret ...

Cover for The Dryad

The Dryad

Here we are in Paris, where we will visit the exhibition. On the square next to our hotel, we are planting a tree that will shelter a dryad. This dryad, when its tree lived in the ...

Cover for The Bird of Folklore

The Bird of Folklore

Outside, it is dark. The earth and the trees are covered with snow and a storm arrives with the clouds. But we are sitting inside next to the fire and we tell stories to pass the t ...

Cover for The Bishop of Börglum and his Men

The Bishop of Börglum and his Men

Now that we are in Jylland, we will go to the Börglum monastery, right at the top of the hill of sand. It is night, and on the upper floors of the monastery, the wind howls – the a ...