The Little Mermaid

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Scandinavia Publishing House, Jun 1, 1987 - Fairy tales - 30 pages
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For love of a handsome prince, the youngest mermaid makes a bargain with the evil sea-witch and endures great suffering in order to become human.

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For me this is the best love story I've ever read. - Goodreads
The illustrations are amazing. - Goodreads
Andersen's imagery is magnificent. - Goodreads
The illustrations are beautiful, and the story is too. - Goodreads
I never knew the real, classic ending to this! - Goodreads
I expected the same plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Luisana Salazar - Goodreads

This is a really sad history of love Read full review

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User Review  - The Treeman - Goodreads

Better than I actually anticipated. Andersen shows that his stories are meant for serious thought and not just for ordinary feel-good reading. I can only laugh at the silly high rating Disney's version has gotten in comparison with the original story. Read full review


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Hans Christian Andersen, one of the best known figures in literature, is best know for combining traditional folk tales with his own great imagination to produce fairy tales known to most children today. The Danish writer was born in the slums of Odense. Although he was raised in poverty, he eventually attended Copenhagen University. Although Andersen wrote poems, plays and books, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Other Stories, written between 1835 and 1872. This work includes such famous tales as The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus, Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Story of a Mother and The Swineherd. Andersen's greatest work is still influential today, helping mold some of the works of writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and inspiring many of the works of Disney and other motion pictures. Andersen, who traveled greatly during his life, died in his home in Rolighed on August 4, 1875.

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