The Ice-Maiden and other tales (Paperback)
"The Ice-Maiden" is an 1861 fairy tale (short story) by the Danish writer, Hans Christian Andersen and published by KING & BAIRD in 1863.In "The Ice-Maiden", written towards the end of his career, Hans Christian Andersen tells the tale of Rudy, a boy who lost both his parents and goes to live with his uncle. The reader is first introduced to Rudy as he sells toy houses made by his grandfather. Rudy grows up to become a skilled mountain climber and huntsman. He has fallen in love with the miller's daughter, Babette, however the miller does not approve of the union and gives Rudy the impossible task of climbing to the top of a dangerous mountain and bringing back a live baby eaglet.