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The Chimney Sweep (Classics Illustrated Junior )

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The romantic toy tale between a chimney sweep and a shepherdess and all the trials and tribulations of true love. Fillers include: Aesop's Fables "The Fisherman and the Little Fish," A poem "Pat-a-Cake," The Animal World-- "The Beaver" and a color me page on the back inside cover. The romantic toy tale between a chimney sweep and a shepherdess and all the trials and tribulations of true love. Fillers include: Aesop's Fables "The Fisherman and the Little Fish," A poem "Pat-a-Cake," The Animal World-- "The Beaver" and a color me page on the back inside cover.


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The romantic toy tale between a chimney sweep and a shepherdess and all the trials and tribulations of true love. Fillers include: Aesop's Fables "The Fisherman and the Little Fish," A poem "Pat-a-Cake," The Animal World-- "The Beaver" and a color me page on the back inside cover. The romantic toy tale between a chimney sweep and a shepherdess and all the trials and tribulations of true love. Fillers include: Aesop's Fables "The Fisherman and the Little Fish," A poem "Pat-a-Cake," The Animal World-- "The Beaver" and a color me page on the back inside cover.

57 review for The Chimney Sweep (Classics Illustrated Junior )

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bionic Jean

    The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep is a short story by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. It is one of his fairy tale fantasies about household objects, all of which have a moral at the end of the story. It was first published in 1845. This story is about a romance between two china figurines, about love, bravery, cowardice and jealousy - and also about never underestimating the pleasure and contentment afforded by your own home and family. There was once a china shepherdess and a chi The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep is a short story by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. It is one of his fairy tale fantasies about household objects, all of which have a moral at the end of the story. It was first published in 1845. This story is about a romance between two china figurines, about love, bravery, cowardice and jealousy - and also about never underestimating the pleasure and contentment afforded by your own home and family. There was once a china shepherdess and a china chimney sweep, who stood side by side on a table top. These two figurines fell in love. But they were terrorised by a threatening carved mahogany figure, whom the children of the family called, "Brigadier-General Private Sergeant-Major Goatlegs", "He had a long beard and little horns on his forehead and the legs of a billygoat and he had a grin on his face - you couldn't call it a smile." This satyr lived on a nearby cabinet and grinned at them continually. He too wanted the shepherdess for his wife. Everyone was in awe of the satyr, and he bullied a nodding porcelain Mandarin on the table (who thought of himself as the shepherdess's grandfather) into giving his consent to the marriage. The pair of lovers were distraught, and decided to elope. (view spoiler)[The little shepherdess and the chimney sweep clambered down the table leg to the floor, but everyone could see what they were doing. They tried to hide in a toy theatre, but could see that the satyr had set the Mandarin to chase after them - and that he had fallen to the floor. They needed to get further away. "There's nothing for it but to go out into the wide world," said the little shepherdess. Her beau was amazed at her courage. "Are you really brave enough to come with me ... do you realise how vast it is, and that we can never come back again?" he asked, somewhat in awe. And the little shepherdess insisted that she was, even though the chimney sweep could only think of one way, through the stove, up the flue and up the chimney to the roof pipe to the roof, (hide spoiler)] By Hans Christian Andersen's original illustrator, Vilhelm Pedersen Up, up, up they went, all the time given hope and courage by a beautiful star which was shining high in the sky above them.(view spoiler)[ But when the shepherdess reached the rooftop and gazed down on the world before her, she was frightened, "It's all too much" she said, "I can't bear it; the world is far too big. I wish I were back on the table below the mirror". There was no persuading her, and so the couple gingerly made their way back home. There, they discovered that the Mandarin had been broken into pieces. The family mended him, and he looked almost as good as new ... but a rivet had been put into the back of his neck, and he couldn't nod any more! So when the satyr asked whether the Mandarin still gave his permission for him to marry the little shepherdess, the Mandarin just stared straight ahead, immobile. He would never nod again, and the little shepherdess and her lover the chimney sweep were safe once more. (hide spoiler)] So, unusually for Hans Christian Andersen, The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep has a happy ending, unlike some other tales about household objects such as "The Teapot", "The Darning Needle" or "The Steadfast Tin Soldier". The author Charles Dickens remembered that when Hans Christian Andersen read to his children, he often made very skilful paper cutouts, which intrigued all his listeners. Here is one he made to illustrate the story of The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep,

  2. 5 out of 5

    Romane

    Reminds me of the Toy Story. The shepherdess and the chimney sweep are fair to look upon, (they almost look alike because of the blush, they're cute nevertheless.) Goatslegs is downright creepy. Doesn't the chimney sweep feels uncomfortable with a ladder stuck in his arm like that? Just a thought. This is a great story. Reminds me of the Toy Story. The shepherdess and the chimney sweep are fair to look upon, (they almost look alike because of the blush, they're cute nevertheless.) Goatslegs is downright creepy. Doesn't the chimney sweep feels uncomfortable with a ladder stuck in his arm like that? Just a thought. This is a great story.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Vaishali

    Adorable ending... and one of two Andersen tales that might be of Chinese origin, unless the fashion of his time to add Chinese characters/themes here and there.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Biena (The Library Mistress)

    Can't help but associate this with Toy Story. Can't help but associate this with Toy Story.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Joy

    An Andersen tale with a happy ending! This is a story of lovers who escape jealousy and hatred but miss the safety and comfort of their home. It all works ut and they live happily ever after.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Venise

    The zealous suitor did not even ask the woman if she likes him or if she is single, that was not considerate. Good thing there are other methods of sorting situations.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Elinor Loredan

    A tale of love conquering impediments. I like the twist of the shepherdess longing to run away and then becoming frightened and wishing she was back at home. How many times we think we want something only to find that we would be more contented with what we already have!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Hull

    Bittersweet, somewhat creepy love story between two porcelain dolls who come to life when no one is around. Why she have to go and chicken out though?

  9. 5 out of 5

    Boo

    CYKL: "NAJSŁYNNIEJSZE BAJKI" (TOM 6) Krótka baśń o miłości pomiędzy porcelanową figurką pięknej pasterki, a kominiarczykiem. Obie figurki stoją w pokoju pewnej prababci. Oprócz nich, na stoliku stoi też porcelanowa figurka starego Chińczyka, a obok stoliczka jest stara, duża, rzeźbiona szafa. Szafę zdobi wiele ornamentów: od przeróżnych kwiatów po rzeźbione głowy jeleni po bokach. Na środku szafy jest dziwna postać z brodą, różkami i koźlimi nogami. Ta postać to Koźlonoginadpodgłównodowodzącygene CYKL: "NAJSŁYNNIEJSZE BAJKI" (TOM 6) Krótka baśń o miłości pomiędzy porcelanową figurką pięknej pasterki, a kominiarczykiem. Obie figurki stoją w pokoju pewnej prababci. Oprócz nich, na stoliku stoi też porcelanowa figurka starego Chińczyka, a obok stoliczka jest stara, duża, rzeźbiona szafa. Szafę zdobi wiele ornamentów: od przeróżnych kwiatów po rzeźbione głowy jeleni po bokach. Na środku szafy jest dziwna postać z brodą, różkami i koźlimi nogami. Ta postać to Koźlonoginadpodgłównodowodzącygenerałsierżant - to imię, które wymyśliły mu dzieci. Stary porcelanowy Chińczyk posiada umiejętność kiwania głową i mówi o sobie, że jest dziadkiem pasterki. Pewnego dnia pasterka i kominiarczyk dowiadują się, że Chińczyk obiecał Koźlonogiemu ofiarować piękną pasterkę za żonę. Informuje o tym dziewczynę, mówiąc jej, że w nocy odbędzie się wesele i od tej pory pasterka trafi do ciemnej szafy. Pasterka i kominiarczyk postanawiają obmyślić plan ucieczki... Będąc dzieckiem nie przepadałam za tą historią. Była dla mnie bardzo smutna. Książeczka posiada bardzo ładne rysunki, ale są utrzymane w ciemnej, burej tonacji. Mimo ciepłych kolorów, które przy pozostałych zimnych barwach także wydają się chłodne i smutne. Te barwy dodatkowo potęgują wrażenie nostalgicznej, melancholijnej opowieści. Jednak po latach, gdy powróciłam do tej baśni, zauważyłam, że ma ona specyficzny klimat. Owszem - jest ponura, tak jak i barwy tych rysunków, ale opowiada o wielkiej miłości, która jest tak silna, że nie cofnie człowieka przed niczym, nawet jeśli ma on podjąć niebezpieczeństwo i ryzyko aby ratować uczucie. Polecam.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    Made me want to write a story of my own!

  11. 4 out of 5

    EvaLovesYA

    Jeg elsker H.C. Andersen! Primært læst i forbindelse med et praktikforløb, hvor jeg promoverede og skrev artikler om forfatterskabet, eventyr og Odense.

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