Hans Christian Andersen ~ Spinner of Fairy Tales

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Day 330 of Colourisation Project – April 2

Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.

His birthday, 2 April, is celebrated as International Children’s Book Day.

A dyslexic author whose manuscripts were littered with errors, he went on to become one of the greatest storytellers of all time.

Hans Christian Anderson Bef & AftPhotographer: Thora Hallager ~ Hans Christian Andersen 1869 ~ Coloured by Loredana Crupi

Born this day, 2 April 1805, in Odense, Denmark, Hans Christian Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. His publishers didn’t mind correcting his mistakes as Andersen’s fairy tales proved to be highly successful. They have been translated into more than 150 languages and have become culturally ingrained in the collective consciousness of the Western world.

Some of his more famous tales include, The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, The Nightingale, The Emperor’s New Clothes.


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