Hans Christian Andersen was born in 1805 in Odense, Denmark.
Andersen became famous for his collection of 156 fairy tales: his
were the most important art fairy tales of the Biedermeier period.
He died in 1875 in Copenhagen.
Bernadette Watts, known throughout Europe simply as Bernadette, has illustrated many dozens of folk- and fairy tales. Born in England, she loved to draw from childhood. She studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent, UK, for a time under the tutelage of Brian Wildsmith. Bernadette's many beautiful books include The Snow Queen and The Bremen Town Musicians. Bernadette finds her inspiration in nature. Today she lives and works in Kent. She has been illustrating for NorthSouth Books and NordSud Verlag since the beginning of her career fifty years ago.