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
They're not perfectly happy ending stories. - Goodreads
The illustrations are amazing. - Goodreads
Andersen's imagery is magnificent. - Goodreads
... the writing is beautiful really. - Goodreads
The illustrations are beautiful, and the story is too. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Aldertree - Goodreads

The descriptions around the dwelling of the witch was my favorite part, without question. This would be a five star read if it wasn't for the ending moral that totally shatters the mood like a bucket of cold water every time I read it. Read full review

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User Review  - Lexie Stormborn - Goodreads

Hauntingly beautiful! Read full review


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About the author (1987)

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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