The Flying Trunk is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. A young man squanders his inheritance until he has almost nothing left. A friend sends him a trunk with directions to pack up and be off. Having nothing to pack, he gets into the trunk himself, only to discover that the trunk is enchanted and carries him to the land of the Turks. There, he will have a wonderful encounter... This fairytale suggests the flying carpets of "The Arabian Nights", a collection of tales Andersen read and loved as a child, but with a melancholy tone more typical of the Danish poet. It is read by Katie Haigh, for the delight of children and parents alike.