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Thumbeline

Thumbeline

Lizbeth Zwerger

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by Hans Christian Andersen  (Author), Lisbeth Zwerger (Illustrator), Anthea Bell (Translator)

Paperback. Among one of Andersen's very earliest stories, ""Thumbeline"" has been enchantingly illustrated by an internationally acclaimed artist who perfectly captures Thumbeline's charming world with all its dangers and delights. Full color.

About the Author

 

Virginia Andersen (Coronado, CA) is a freelance author and writer who has written or contributed to nearly 25 books about PC-based applications, including many student tutorials and accompanying instructor manuals with exercise disks. Virginia is certified as a Microsoft Access MOUS Expert. She has over 25 years experience in computer science applications, analysis, and engineering - including extensive technical writing and editing. Her government and defense projects include lunar mapping, reliability engineering, undersea surveillance, weapon system interface simulation, and naval communications. Her civilian projects include computerized project management and horse race handicapping. She holds a M.S. in Systems Management, University of Southern California, an M.S. in Computer Science, University of Southern California and a B.S. Mathematics, Stanford University.


Lisbeth Zwerger was born in Vienna, where she later studied at the Academy of Art. Internationally renowned as one of the finest contemporary illustrators of children's literature, Zwerger chose ""The Gift of the Magi"" as the first American story she illustrated.


Anthea Bell (translator) is the recipient of the Schlegel Tieck Prize for translation from German, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize in 2002 for the translation of W. G. Sebald's ""Austerlitz"", and the 2003 Austrian State Prize for Literary Translation. She lives in Cambridge, England.


Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, Denmark to a poor family. He left home as a 14-year-old to seek his fortune at the theatre in Copenhagen. Andersen began writing plays and poetry before he left for Copenhagen, but it was not until 1835 that he published the first of the fairytales that would bring him international renown. Since then, his over 200 fairytales have enjoyed undiminished popularity, providing the basis for favorite American interpretations such as Disney's The Little Mermaid.
  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 570 
  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: NorthSouth (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735822360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735822368
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.2 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces