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The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales
     

The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales

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by Hans Christian Andersen
 

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In “The Little Mermaid,” the youngest of six mermaid princesses falls in love with a human and longs to live an ordinary life. “Great Claus and Little Claus” tells of a clever young man who turns a series of misfortunes into a windfall. Andersen’s masterpiece of self-discovery, “The Ugly Duckling,” is accompanied by the

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In “The Little Mermaid,” the youngest of six mermaid princesses falls in love with a human and longs to live an ordinary life. “Great Claus and Little Claus” tells of a clever young man who turns a series of misfortunes into a windfall. Andersen’s masterpiece of self-discovery, “The Ugly Duckling,” is accompanied by the magical “Red Shoes,” “Thumbelina,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Little Match Girl,” “The Snow Queen,” and four others.
Among the most frequently translated works in literary history, these children’s classics invite readers of all ages to enjoy and rediscover the pleasures of time-honored tales.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Philip has collected and reexamined the translations of 17 of the author's stories that run the gamut from the overexposed "The Little Mermaid" to the virtually unknown "The Beetle." The retellings are smooth, offering Andersen's trademark colloquial charm, ironic humor, and painful observations balanced with spiritual aspirations. The book is lavishly designed with gold-tipped pages, thick paper, plenty of white space, patterned borders, and a number of full-colored plates for every tale. The most effective illustrations meld the natural elements-a toad or a bowl of fruit-with fantastically patterned and intensely colored borders. However, the pictures are occasionally overdesigned and overwhelm the simpler story lines. A splendid gift item for fans of Andersen or an additional purchase for library collections.-Karen K. Radtke, Milwaukee Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486111377
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Series:
Dover Children's Evergreen Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
834,198
File size:
646 KB
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 2, 1805
Date of Death:
August 4, 1875
Place of Birth:
Odense, Denmark
Place of Death:
Copenhagen, Denmark

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The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
SandiFL More than 1 year ago
I was a bit disappointed that there were no artist illustrations, so necessary for the little children. However, it will go to one of my older grandchildren, whom I am sure will enjoy reading it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Tinder Box Is a good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of want to but need more helpful hints!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't know the little mermaid had blonde hair. Yes! I have blonde hair