Hans Christian Andersen, 1805-1875, was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. His popularity is not limited to children. His wellknown fairy tales, or “tales of fantasy” express themes that transcend age and nationality. From the book “We are all equal”, by Finn Nygaard. Author Elsebeth Aasted Schanz, PhD, Manager and curator of the Danish Poster Museum.