Walker Illustrated Classics is a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated by some of today's finest artists. These exquisitely designed books, with their magnificent words and glorious pictures, are a pleasure to read - and re-read. The classics have never looked so good! Here, magnificently illustrated, are thirteen of Hans Christian Andersen's finest stories. Combining dark moments of genius with lighter moments of fantasy, the tales include The Princess and the Pea, Thumbelina, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen and many more.