Racehorse Publishing (www.skyhorsepublishing.com) has recently premiered a very handsome volume of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fair Tales, illustrated by Kay Nielsen.

This book offers a wonderful way to escape into the world of “once upon a time” and “happily ever after” with stories about brave, noble, silly, ingenious and authentic characters summoned by Andersen’s vivid imagination and beautifully illustrated in four-color by the artistry of Key Nielsen.  If you are in search of a lazy day or beach book to round out your summer reading, Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales fills the bill.

Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales, illustrated by Kay Nielsen — Gotta Love It!