Happy Birthday Hans Christian Andersen! Hans Christian Andersen was an author born in Odense, Denmark on April 2, 1805. Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) He is well-known today for his memorable fairy tales. “The Little Mermaid” and “The Snow Queen,” two of my favorites, are among his most popular fictions.… Continue reading Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday
Fairy tales are everywhere. There are story collections, movies, retellings… and I was curious to know which ones are the most popular. How often are different stories referenced or retold? How do favorites change over time? I used the Google Ngram tool to plot different fairytale titles. It’s important to note that this isn’t always… Continue reading Who’s the Most Popular One of All?