Today is International Children's Book Day. The day is celebrated since 1967 on the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, a Danish author known for his fairy tales and stories for children. The slogan for this year is "A book is waiting for you, find it!"
Sad that the event received almost no publicity. It could be used to promote good books for children. H.C. Andersen books are great for children and adults, so here are online versions of some of his tales in English and Russian:
- The Emperor's New Clothes - Новое платье короля
- The Little Mermaid - Русалочка
- The Princess and the Pea - Принцесса на горошине
- The Snow Queen - Снежная королева
- The Steadfast Tin Soldier - Стойкий оловянный солдатик
- Thumbelina - Дюймовочка
- The Ugly Duckling - Гадкий утенок
Some of the tales can also be found as Russian cartoons on youtube.