Hans Christian Andersen apps for the iPhone and iPad

By Marlon Votta - Aug 18, 2011

H. C. Andersen was born in the town of Odense, Denmark, April 2, 1805. He was an only child. “Hans” and “Christian” are traditional Danish names. Andersen’s father considered himself related to nobility. The family apparently was affiliated with Danish royalty, but through employment or trade. Today, speculation persists that Andersen may have been an illegitimate son of the royal family.

Hans Christian Andersen was an 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”. During his lifetime, he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films. We thought it would be a good idea to let you in on some iPhone and iPad apps available.

Best Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales (with search) by Mykola Kuznietsov contains the best collection of fairy tales by the man himself. This application supports full text search within all included texts. This is very useful when you need to find a quote or information on a particular subject. Available for £0.69/$0.99 through the iTunes App Store for users to search for every thing from The Little Mermaid to the Ugly Duckling.

Andersen’s Bedtime Stories by Daniel Tamas is an iPad application for £1.99/$2.99 at the App Store. This is ideal for getting those little ones into bed and off to sleep. There are 20 famous stories contained including Thumbelina and The emperor’s new clothes. These stories will remind parents and grandparents of their own childhood story times.

Hans Christian Anderson’s Fairy Tales – 18 Great Children Tales by WebLantis is available at the App Store for £0.69/$0.99 this application contains 18 favorite fairy tales. This easy to use app has no internet
connection requirements to read the ebook with a changeable font setting for easy reading.

The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales by LoudReader Inc is free and shows the user 133 original and timeless tales written by Hans Christian Anderson. Customize font sizes for easier reading and change colors to suit the user. There are stories like The Princess and the Pea and The Snow Queen. This application is available at the App Store for free.

Read the wonderful tales by Hans Christian Andersen to children so that his stories live on and are read by the next generation. Do you feel that his stories would make great movies? With apps, you will get help with those bedtime stories that will make adults feel like a child again.

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