In our country, Hans Christian Andersen has long been popular. "Thumbelina", the summary of which will be set forth in the article, is one of the favorite fairy tales of a Danish writer.
In December 1835 the work was first published in Copenhagen. Critics reacted with disapproval. And only one wrote that the fairy tale is delicious. I really liked the children "Thumbelina". The brief content of the fairy tale can not fully convey its charm. It is better to buy a book in the store.
The image of the protagonist
It's a little girl. The size is only about an inch. She is courageous, patient and constant. The girl had a kind heart and always tried to help everyone who was in trouble.
Andersen, "Thumbelina": a summary
The fairy tale refers to a woman who did not have children, but she really wanted to. And on the advice of one sorceress, she raised a little girl from a barley seed. The cradle for her was the shell of a walnut. In it she slept at night, and in the daytime she played on the table. There, the girl stood a whole lake, more precisely, a deep plate of water, and on the edge of the flowers were laid out. Thumbelina sailed through her little lake and sang songs. She had a wonderful and gentle voice, better than no one had heard.
But one day in the quiet and joyful life of Thumbelina burst a large toad. She made her way through the window at night, where the girl's cradle was standing. The toad stole Thumbelina to marry her ugly son. The girl was taken to the middle of the river and put on a sheet so she did not run away, and it was possible to organize a wedding.
When the toads left to prepare a home for the newlyweds, Thumbelina began to cry. She heard the fish and decided to help. They peregryzli stalk leaf, and swam a pretty little girl from these toads. And then she got to the May bug, but his friends found the girl too frail and ugly. Then he left Thumbelina on the daisy. Being upset, she sat and cried. She thought that she was ugly, although in fact she was pretty.
Thumbelina reached the field mouse, which she heated and fed. She advised the girl to marry a rich mole. But he was old and did not like the heroine, she dreamed of running away, but did not know where.
Throughout the winter, Thumbelina took care of the Swallow, which everyone considered dead. But the girl heard the beating heart of a bird. In the spring the swallow had to fly away, and she called her savior with her. But she refused, because she did not want to leave the field mouse. When it began to go to the wedding with a mole, the girl began to regret that she did not fly away with the bird. And on the main day before the wedding, Thumbelina asked to say goodbye to the sun, where she met a swallow. And this time she did not refuse to fly with her.
They flew together to the warm edge, where Thumbelina was on a flower, next to the king of elves. In the final of the fairy tale the king of elves makes her an offer, and for the wedding the girl gets a pair of wings.
The work "Thumbelina", the summary of which is set out above, is a must read every child and adult, and in full.