The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales

The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales

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by Hans Christian Andersen, H. C. Andersen
     
 

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Four favorite tales by beloved storyteller. In addition to title story: 'Great Claus and Little Claus,' 'The Tinder Box' and 'The Swineherd.' Newly reset in large easy-to-read type, with six new illustrations by Thea Kliros.

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Four favorite tales by beloved storyteller. In addition to title story: 'Great Claus and Little Claus,' 'The Tinder Box' and 'The Swineherd.' Newly reset in large easy-to-read type, with six new illustrations by Thea Kliros.

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:
9780486423654
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
01/13/2003
Series:
Dover Children's Evergreen Classics Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
179,305
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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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