This is a charming retelling of the timeless classic by Hans Christian Andersen, in the popular "First Reading" series. It is full of engaging characters, sure to appeal to young readers, brilliantly brought to life with modern, beautifully detailed illustrations. It is developed with a reading expert from the University of Roehampton, with lively, easy-to-read text. It is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, part of the "Usborne Young Reading Programme". It is aimed at children who are beginning to read.