In which Hans Christian Andersen's soldier proves his mettle in various adventures.
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- SurLaLune's annotated version of the story
- Maria Tatar's Annotated Hans Christian Andersen
- Article from Wikipedia
Read more of Hans Christian Andersen's works here.
I was just reminiscing about this story with some friends on Christmas Day. No one but me knew it - which I thought was odd. Everyone remembered The Little Match Girl, of course.ReplyDelete
I remembered this story fondly from the big Complete Tales of Hans Christian Andersen that I had as a girl and so I bought a pretty picture book for the kids. But I was surprised that the story was not what I'd remembered. What I recalled fondly as a very romantic story has a much more ambiguous ending with the destruction of the soldier and the paper ballerina. I'm still trying to decide what I think of it.ReplyDelete
I do love The Little Match Girl and so do my daughters. It does seem to be a much more approachable story.