Hans Christian Andersen
Books by Hans Christian Andersen
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Children have the gift of magical thinking — and writer Signe Pike thinks adults should, too. She recommends three enchanting tales — of fairies, goblins and folklore — that will fill grown-up children with a sense of wonder once again.
Denmark holds a weeklong festival in honor of fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen, who was born 200 years ago on April 2. Scott Simon talks with Diana Crone Frank and Jeffrey Frank, translators of the author's work.