Hans Andersen was born in 1805. He was born in a very poor family but his father always inspired him in framing a world of creativity and imagination. He grew up to be an author and a poet, best known for his fairytales that shot him up to legendary fame and popularity. His stories are still loved by children and adults alike. The stories are witty and often have strong satirical elements. Also, despite being fairytales, his stories do reveal the real bleak world and the agonies of human life. The stories convey vital moral lessons but never in a didactic tone. Enjoy the best of the timeless classics interspersed with vibrant illustrations on every page.