The Emperor's New Clothes

Hans Christian ANDERSEN (1805 - 1875)

This is a collection of a few of my personal favorite stories by Hans Christian Andersen that I most loved as a child and still enjoy as an adult. The Emperor's New Clothes was funny from my earliest years because even then I could see that it poked fun at adults and their silly pretensions; The Ugly Duckling I think, was enjoyable because the bullied little one turned out so well and it had a happy ending although I thought even as a child that the protagonist should have gone back and brought those mean barnyard fowl down a peg or two. Little Tiny or Thumbellina is just a sweet story with adventure thrown in and The Brave Little Tin Soldier was and is a tribute to bravery and steadfastness. The last story, There Is No Doubt About It ! was so obviously silly and fun even to a young child and frankly, I just love the way the animals talk in this story. (summary by the reader )

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Emperor's New Clothes Phil Chenevert
00:11:28
Play 02 The Ugly Duckling Phil Chenevert
00:24:46
Play 03 Thumbellina Phil Chenevert
00:29:03
Play 04 The Brave Little Tin Soldier Phil Chenevert
00:11:44
Play 05 There is No Doubt About It Phil Chenevert
00:06:37