Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Children's Book Day

B is for Birthdays and Books*

The Snow Queen, by Hans Christian Andersen,
Illustrated by Edmund Dulac

Happy Birthday, 
Hans Christian Andersen!

The picture at right is from The Snow Queen and other tales available from Project Gutenberg.

By Eva Moore and Trina Schart Hyman

The committee has announced the Hans Christian Andersen Award winners for 2014: 
 Roger Mello, illustrator and Nahoko Uehashiauthor. 

*Follow the link to the A to Z Challenge.

Children's Book Day
Sponsored by IBBY


  1. I'm Swedish and grew up with Hans Christian Andersen! Did you know that the very popular new movie "Frozen" is based loosely on "The Snow Queen"? I'm betting you did, being so into children's books. Mine are 14 and 17 now, both boys, but we sure enjoyed his tales when they were young.
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

    1. I'm so happy you stopped by. I received a Hans Christian Anderson Compendium illustrated by Arthur Rackham when I was 10. That was the year I decided to become an illustrator. My favorite painting in that book was for "Little Ida's Flowers." And despite the differences, I enjoyed Frozen quite a bit. Thanks again.


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