I guess I never read fairy tales as a child because I found some things in this book shocking…I’m trying to figure out why anyone would give this to a child. It’s the story of a little boy and little girl that are very fond of one another. One day the little boy goes missing and the little girl wanders off to find him. Along the way she meets many strange characters. I managed to push my way to the end but can’t imagine what Hans Christian Andersen was thinking. I’ll remember this book more for the weird feelings it gave me than for the story.