The Brave Tin Soldier

  • by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Narrated by Katie Haigh
  • 0 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The brave tin soldier, also called The Steadfast Tin Soldier, is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a tin soldier's love for a paper ballerina.

On his birthday, a boy receives a set of 25 toy soldiers all cast from one old tin spoon and arrays them on a table top. One soldier stands on a single leg, as having been the last one cast there was not enough metal to make him whole. Nearby, the soldier spies a paper ballerina with a spangle on her sash. She too is standing on one leg and the soldier falls in love. That night, a goblin among the toys in the form of a Jack-in-the-box angrily warns the soldier to take his eyes off the ballerina, but the soldier ignores him.

The next day, the soldier falls from a windowsill (presumably the work of the goblin) and lands in the street. Two boys find the soldier, place him in a paper boat, and set him sailing in the gutter...


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-18-2015
  • Publisher: Astorg Audio