Sunshine Stories By Andersen

”I’ll tell you a story,” said the wind. ”Kindly remember,” said the Rain, ”that it’s my turn to talk. You’ve been howling …

In The Duck Yard By Andersen

A duck arrived from Portugal. Some people said she came from Spain, but that doesn’t really matter. She was called the Portuguese; …

Little Ida’s Flower By Andersen

”My poor flowers are quite dead,” said little Ida, ”they were so pretty yesterday evening, and now all the leaves are hanging …

The Old House By Andersen

A very old house stood once in a street with several that were quite new and clean. The date of its erection …

The Little Green Ones

A rose tree drooped in the window. Not so long ago it was green and blooming, but now it looked sickly – …

The Money Box By Andersen

In a nursery where a number of toys lay scattered about, a money-box stood on the top of a very high wardrobe. …

Moving Day By Andersen

You surely remember Ole, the tower watchman. I have told you about two visits I paid him, and now I’ll tell you …

The Naughty Boy By Andersen

A long time ago, there lived an old poet, a thoroughly kind old poet. As he was sitting one evening in his …

The Tallow Candle By Andersen

It sizzled and fizzled as the flames fired the cauldron.. it was the Tallow Candle’s cradle – and out of the warm …

The Teapot By Andersen

There was a proud Teapot, proud of being made of porcelain, proud of its long spout and its broad handle. It had …

There Is No Doubt About It

”That was a terrible affair!” said a hen, and in a quarter of the town, too, where it had not taken place. …

Thumbelina By Andersen

There was once a woman who wished very much to have a little child, but she coul not obtain her wish. At …

Holgar Danske By Andersen

In Denmark there stands an old castle named Kronenburg, close by the Sound of Elsinore, where large ships, both English, Russian, and …

The Swsn’s Nest By Andersen

Between the Baltic and the North Sea there lies an old swan’s nest, wherein swans are born and have been born that …

The Tinder Box By Andersen

A soldier came marching along the high road: ”Left, right – left, right.” He had his knapsack on his back, and a …

Two Maidens By Andersen

Have you ever seen ”a maiden”? I am referring to what road pavers call a ”maiden,” a thing used for ramming down …

The Gate Key By Andersen

Every key has a history, and there are many kinds of keys – a chamberlain’s key, a watch key, Saint Peter’s key. …

The Emperor’s New Suit

Many, many years ago lived an emperor, who thought so much of new clothes that he spent all his money in order …

The Darning Needle By Andersen

There was once a darning-needle who thought herself so fine that she fancied she must be fit for embroidery. ”Hold me tight,” …

The Cripple By Andersen

There was an old manor house where a young, splendid family lived. They had riches and many blessings; they liked to enjoy …

Anne Lisbeth By Andersen

Anne Lisbeth’s complexion was like peaches and cream; her eyes were bright, her teeth shiny white; she was young, gay, and beautiful …

The Porter’s Son By Andersen

The General lived in the grand first floor, and the porter lived in the cellar. There was a great distance between the …

The Phoenix Bird By Andersen

In the Garden of Paradise, beneath the Tree of Knowledge, bloomed a rose bush. Here, in the first rose, a bird was …

The Ugly Duckling By Andersen

It was lovely summer weather in the country, and the golden corn, the green oats, and the haystacks piled up i the …

Wind Tells By Andrrsen

When the wind sweeps over the grass, the blades of grass ripple like the water of a lake; and when it sweeps …