Bibliographic information:
ISBN: 9781804470695
Paperback with an envelope • 32pp • £3.99
105 mm x 155 mm

26 October 2023

Territory: World English

The Fir Tree

Hans Christian Andersen

Translated by Susannah Mary Paull

Paperback with an envelope


ISBN: 9781804470695



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First published in 1844, The Fir Tree is a moving short story about a tree that is so desperate to grow up that it cannot appreciate the present. Following the tree from its early years until it is big enough to be cut down and used as a Christmas tree, it highlights the importance of living in the moment, and offers a topical and bleak outlook on our use of nature.

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Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (1805–75) was a Danish author, best remembered for his fairy tales, in particular the enduringly popular story of ‘The Little Mermaid’.