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The storyteller of Central Park

April 5, 2010

Danish schoolkids in the 1950s helped raise money to fund this bronze statue of Hans Christian Anderson reading to a duckling in Central Park.

The statue was a gift from a Danish-American organization commemorating the Ugly Ducking writer’s 150th birthday in 1955.

It’s been a kid magnet ever since, especially with the Alice and Wonderland playground right nearby.