Welcome to the wonderful fairytale world of Hans Christian Andersen . . . retold for today's children by Martin Waddell, the much-loved author of Owl Babies and Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?This classic collection brings together nine favourite stories, from the fun and humour of the proud Emperor with his splendid new clothes, to the gentle sadness of the Little Mermaid. With a colourful cast of witches, princesses, toys and animals, this rich and varied collection is guaranteed to delight and entertain readers young and old. Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations bring the tales vividly to life, making this book a joy to share and a gift to treasure.