A fresh translation of the classic fairy tale of courage and a sister's love

A king has eleven sons and one daughter—Elisa. When he marries an evil woman, she turns the princes into swans and banishes the princess from the palace.

After years of loneliness and sorrow, Elisa finds her beloved brothers again. But the spell that has been cast on them is powerful, and the price of returning her brothers to human form might be too much for her to bear.

The Wild Swans is the story of a sister’s love for her brothers— and her fight to save them, whatever it may cost.

This volume also includes The Nightingale, Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale of song and salvation.

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is one of the best-loved tellers of fairy tales. He was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker. The king helped to pay for his education, enabling him to become a short-story writer, novelist and playwright. Hans Christian Andersen remains best known for his fairy tales, which include The Red Shoes, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wild Swans
Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
ISBN: 0-525-47914-7 / 978-0-525-47914-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Books
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June 1987 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Wild Swans (Golden classics)
Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen, James Riordan, James Riordan
ISBN: 0-09-172549-6 / 978-0-09-172549-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Wild Swans - (English - Japanese): Bilingual children's book based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, with audiobook for download
Author(s): Ulrich Renz, Hans Christian Andersen
ISBN: 3739972378 / 978-3739972374
Publisher: Sefa
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wild Swans
Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
ISBN: 1-78269-122-7 / 978-1-78269-122-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
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November 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wild Swans
Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen, Susan Jeffers, Amy Ehrlich
ISBN: 0-8037-0451-8 / 978-0-8037-0451-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wild Swans
Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen, Amy Ehrlich
ISBN: 0-333-49223-4 / 978-0-333-49223-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picturemac, Macmillan
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November 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wild Swans
Author(s): H C Andersen
ISBN: 0-86203-284-9 / 978-0-86203-284-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Julia Macrae
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Wild Swans
Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
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October 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wild Swans
Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
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