Urbanus was a young and pious young man who was entrusted with the keys to the cloister’s book collection. Urbanus spent his days reading the writings of the Apostle Paul. He was however unaware that one simple line would change his life forever. It would take him to the future where Urbanus was only a figure in a written chronicle which told the story of monk Urbanus who had disappeared without a trace three hundred years ago. What did happen and how could Urbanus travel through time? Was it a sorcery or a miracle? Read Hans Christian Andersen’s ”Urbanus” 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.