Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author. There is a statue remembering him in Central Park, it's not far from the Alice In Wonderland statue.
Andersen was responsible for such stories as Thumbelina, the Princess and the Pea and the Little Mermaid. He was also the author of the Ugly Duckling which is commemorated as part of the statue.
There are benches surrounding his statue and there is also space on his bench welcoming you to join him.
This statue will resonate with children and adults alike as we remember the stories he created, some of which have been reimagined by Disney and other studios
When I visited there was a sign saying there is storytime close to the statue on Saturdays. It's good that his stories live on....