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Still shot from the movie: Hans Christian Andersen: My Life As A Fairy Tale.

Hans Christian Andersen: My Life As A Fairy Tale

Dramatizing the biography of the author Hans Christian Andersen, this made-for-TV movie mixes together factual events with the fictional stories he became famous for. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Theater Release:
Video Release: 17 Feb 2003
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

When Hans is accused of only being a “shoemaker’s brat,” Jenny Lind confesses to only being a dressmaker’s daughter. What did you learn from their conclusion that, “It doesn’t matter a jot where you start out in life, only where you finish?”

To learn more about Hans Christian Andersen’s real life, check out http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/hcanders.htm

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