|Name:||Hans Christian Andersen|
|Age:||70 (at time of death)|
|Date of Birth:||2 April 1805|
|Date of Death:||4 August 1875|
|Claim to fame:||Wrote famous fairy-tales that eventually became classics|
|Role in series:||Documentor of many Everafter's lives; ancestor of the Anderson triplets.|
Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish writer who was particularly prolific in writing plays, novels, travelogues, and poems, but is best remembered for his fairy tales. They are notable for their mature, often dark, themes which whilst being accessible to younger readers, have some kind of deeper meaning that more mature readers will be able to find. They have also been turned into ballets and both live-action and animated films and have been translated into over 125 cultures - a collection of tales that is virtually embedded into the Western culture.
Due to his collection of faiy-tales, he has left behind a legacy that is hard to obtain amongst writers. The 'Hans Christian Awards' are are given biennially by the International Board on Books for Young People to an author and illustrator whose complete works have made lasting contributions to children's literature and there are many statues of him dotted throughout America - the one in Centra Perk features as a part of Faerie.
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Role in the BooksAndersen is depicted as a fairy tale historian who documented the lives of many of the Everafters that appear in the series, similar to the Brothers Grimm. Characters from his stories inhabit Ferryport Landing and Faerie.
Jake mentions that his descendants, the Anderson triplets travel the world as they search for , thus making the Anderson family one that also has stayed true to its heritage of fairy-tales.
In Once Upon a Crime, it is revealed that the entrance of Faerie is located under the statue of Hans Christian Andersen located in New York's Central Park.