Summary

Four classic fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen, read by Sir Derek Jacobi, Anne-Marie Duff, David Tennant and Penelope Wilton.
Here are four of Hans Christian Andersen’s best-loved short stories, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain’s most well-known actors.
The Emperor’s New Clothes read by Sir Derek Jacobi: An emperor is promised a special suit of clothes by a pair of tailors.
The Little Mermaid read by Anne-Marie Duff: A beautiful mermaid falls in love with a prince.
The Fir Tree read by David Tennant: A little fir tree is desperate to grow up and be like the other trees in the forest.
The Wild Swans read by Penelope Wilton: A princess must rescue her brothers from a spell cast by a wicked queen.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ioanna on 03-12-15

very good!!!

I loved all the stories. Each naration was clear and enjoyable. Music was also splendit.

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4 out of 5 stars
By carrieanne on 14-07-15

Traditional stories shortened but not altered

Beautifully read but beware of original endings if allowing young children to listen. No Disney romance here

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