Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author best known for writing children's stories including "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Andersen achieved worldwide fame for writing innovative and influential fairy tales. Apart from writing for kids, he worked on novels, biographies and poetry. He was the first Danish author to emerge from the lowest class. He enjoyed fame as a novelist, dramatist, and poet, but his fairy tales are his greatest contribution to world literature. Learn everything you didn't know about the Phoenix Bird. In this fairytale, H.C. Andersen tells us all about this amusing and fascinating bird. It was born in the heaven's garden in the times of Adam and Eve, when a spark from the flaming sword of the cherub fell into the bird’s nest in a rose bush... The bird perished in flame, but from the red egg the only Phoenix was born. Learn what this bird is capable of!