Christian Anderson was the world
renowned author of fairy tales. Children all over the world read and
tales. His understanding of human nature helped transform him to grow
famous writer of fairy tales.
was born in
1805 in Denmark in family of a poor cobbler. Although he lived in
liked studying and reading very much. He could not go to school for his
were extremely poor. He had earnest desire to do something special in
he decided to be a singer, but failed. Out of desperation, he pleaded
king to make some arrangement for his education. Moved by Anderson's
King Frederick assisted him to get education and live with dignity.
studied very hard and impressed his teachers. Intellectual faculties of
Anderson enhanced with his studies.
time, Anderson grew in
intelligence and insight. He started writing for children for he could
interesting plots for children stories. In 1828, Anderson wrote a
satire full of fun and laughter, titled ‘A Journey on Foot'. The
received for this satire molded him to become a writer. In 1835, he
novel 'The Improvisatore' which brought him popularity. The king also
recognized his work and gave him financial assistance for travel across