The National Library in Bishkek hosted on March 31 a book exhibition dedicated to the 210th anniversary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), the famous Danish storyteller, novelist, poet, and playwright.
Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. His fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well.
Some of his most famous fairy tales include "The Little Mermaid", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Nightingale", "The Emperor's New Clothes" and many more.
The exhibition presented publications about the life and work of the writer, as well as biographical materials, collection of works of Andersen.
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