The Little Mermaid

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Modern Publishing, 1992 - Fairy tales - 24 pages
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Parents appreciate their children learning while having fun, and kids love to read along to their favorite under-the-sea adventures. Word-for-word narration builds vocabulary and encourages independent reading.

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

The Little Mermaid, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger. Lisbeth Zwerger, that fairy-tale illustrator par excellence, whose numerous interpretations of the work of Hans Christian Andersen - from individual ... Read full review

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The Little Mermaid, illustrated by Katie Thamer Treherne. Originally published in Danish as Den lille havfrue, Andersen's tale of a mermaid who longs to be human, in order to win romantic love and ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

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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