Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author, fairy tale writer,and
poet noted for his children’s stories such as “The Little Mermaid”,
”Thumbelina”, and “The Ugly Duckling”. His works have been
translated into more than 150 languages and inspired many
animated films, plays, and ballets.
Statue of Hans Christian Andersen and "The Ugly Duckling” in New York’s Central Park.