Lillian Kellman tells several Hans Christian Andersen stories to the students.
As part of its ongoing program with the Chilmark School students, the Chilmark library hosted a birthday party for famed author Hans Christian Andersen on Monday, April 2. The author, who lived from 1805 to 1875, is most famous among children for writing "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling," to name just two of his classic tales.
The students gathered for Lillian Kellman's telling of several of Andersen's fairy tales, which was followed by music on the recorder and violin by Ray Kellman and Susan McGee, respectively.
Bess Kramer treated the students to homemade Danish pastries in honor of the Danish writer.
Ray Kellman plays the recorder while Susan McGee plays the violin during the birthday party. Photos by Ralph Stewart
Maggie Mayhew, first-grader at the Chilmark School, sits tall during the Hans Christian Andersen story telling.