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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales

The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen - Hans Christian Andersen, Maria Tatar

So, I'm going to plunge into the world of the MOOC - with FutureLearn's course on Hans Christian Anderson, scheduled to begin on 10/19/15.


Link to course: here


I already own this gorgeous hard-cover compilation of stories. The course will cover the following tales:


  • The Tinderbox
  • The Travelling Companion
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Snow Queen (the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen)
  • The Story of a Mother
  • The Red Shoes


I am not nearly as familiar with these fairy tales as I am with the Grimm's tales, so I'm really looking forward to diving in!


And, just for fun, an illustration of The Snow Queen by Edmund Dulac:


File:Edmund Dulac - Snow Queen.jpg


Have any of you done a MOOC? How was your experience?