A Fairy-Tale Life

A Story about Hans Christian Anderson

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Young Hans Christian knew how life should be—just like a fairy tale. But, while he was growing up in Odense, Denmark, his life didn’t seem much like a fairy tale. Although everyone was telling him to stop daydreaming and find a job in a trade, he found fame writing fairy tales like “The Little Mermaid,” “Princess on the Pea,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” A Fairy-Tale Life tells the story of Hands Christian Andersen, the world’s best-loved teller of tales.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 1994
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 1994-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.9
BISACS JNF007000, JNF007030
Dewey 839.8'136
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Lexile 900
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 49524
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

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Booklist

“. . .a good introduction for those needing report material or for children who simply want to know more about the man behind fairy tales.” —Booklist

Illustrator: Liz Monson

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →