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Hans Christian Andersen (Danish pronunciation: [ˈhanˀs ˈkʁæsdjan ˈɑnɐsn̩]; often referred to by his initials H. C. Andersen, [ˈhɔːˀ ˈseːˀ ˈɑnɐsn̩]; April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories. These include "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," and "The Ugly Duckling."

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Isabel Allende (R) receives the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award from Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik (L)
Isabel Allende (R) receives the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award from Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik (L)
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