The Little Mermaid

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Scholastic Inc., 1986 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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A little mermaid falls in love with a handsome prince and sacrifices a great deal in hopes of marrying him.

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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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so tragic, not at all like the Disney version Read full review

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User Review  - Lexie Stormborn - Goodreads

Hauntingly beautiful! Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Daniel San Souci was born in San Franciscoin 1948, and grew up across the Bay in Berkeley, California. He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. In 1978, Daniel illustrated his first book, The Legend of Scarface, A Blackfeet Indian Tale, which his brother Robert retold. San Souci is especially highly regarded for his detailed portraits of wildlife. He teaches graduate students at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where he is also a member of the Advisory Board. San Souci has won numerous awards, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book for The Legend of Scarface, NSTA-CBC and American Bookseller awards for North Country Night, which he also wrote, and many others. Over his twenty-year career as an author and illustrator, he has published nearly fifty childrenżs books, including thirteen with his brother, Robert.

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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