A prince and a princess were just married. They were in love, their relationship was stronger than anything. And they wanted to keep it like that forever. But how? They thought that a talisman could help. So they went out searching for such talisman that would make their love, joy and happiness stand the test of time. Do you think they succeeded? Let us tell you that they did indeed find out something about themselves. But what was it? Read "The Talisman" if you want to find out. Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author, poet and artist. Celebrated for 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 every living language, and today there is no child or adult that has not met Andersen's whimsical characters. His fairy tales have been adapted to stage and screen countless times, most notably by Disney with the animated films "The Little Mermaid" in 1989 and "Frozen", which is loosely based on "The Snow Queen", in 2013. Thanks to Andersen's contribution to children's literature, his birth date, April 2, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day.