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Dame Joan Collins reads "The Emperor’s New Clothes", the story of an emperor who was only interested in one thing: his clothes. He spent all his money on his outfits and had a different one for every time of day and every occasion. One day, two thieves arrived in town and pretended to be weavers who knew how to make the most beautiful and sophisticated fabric. This material, they said, had the marvellous property of only being visible to those who did their job well. It was the perfect offer for our fashionable king, who immediately placed an order.
Dame Joan Collins is a British actress most famous for playing Alexis Carrington in the 80s TV Show "Dynasty."
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author, poet and artist. Celebrated for his children’s literature, his most cherished fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Little Match Girl". His books have been translated into over 160 languages, and today there is no child or adult that isn't familiar with Andersen's whimsical characters. His fairy tales have been adapted to the stage and to the screen countless times, most notably by Disney with the animated films "The Little Mermaid" from 1989 and the 2013 "Frozen" franchise, which is loosely based on "The Snow Queen".
Thanks to Andersen's contribution to children's literature, his birth date, April 2nd, is celebrated as the International Children's Book Day.
GivingTales is an app that offers both audio and video content of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales in different languages, narrated by well know actors such as Stephen Fry and Dame Joan Collins. They support charities for children, such as Unicef, Shooting Star Chase, Children’s Hospice Care, and Amade.
Saga Egmont is a digital publisher, specialising in ebooks and audiobooks. They are a part of the Egmont Foundation, which support vulnerable children and young people and has been combating poverty since 1920.