Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales are known for appealing characters who overcome adversity, making the stories accessible to readers of all ages. From "Thumbelina" and "The Princess and the Pea" to "The Little Mermaid" and "The Traveling Companion," these 18 tales are not only entertaining but enlightening too. Included are 26 full-page color drawings by acclaimed illustrators Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, and Harry Clarke - along with dozens of pen-and-ink images - that add a soft artistic touch to the stories, making this volume a treasured keepsake. Textured cloth cover features intricate foil stamping and a full-color illustration. A ribbon bookmark ensures that you never lose your place.