This little biography of Hans Christian Andersen tells the inspiring tale of the 'father of fairytales'. When Hans Christian Andersen was a little boy, he treated storybooks as jewels to be treasured. He wanted to perform on stage, but was always cast as the troll. Luckily, he found a love for writing. He wrote about both the ordinary and fantastic, in well-loved stories like The Ugly Duckling and The Little Mermaid and never talked down to children.
The Little People, Big Dreams books series portrays the inspiring lives of artists, designers, activists and scientists in a super-accessible way with sweet illustrations and by focusing on when they started out as children with a dream. Each book has a biographical timeline with historical photographs and extra facts, too.