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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This collection includes "The Little Mermaid," the story of a mermaid princess who falls in love with a human; "Great Claus and Little Claus," an account of a clever young man who turns a series of misfortunes into a fortune; as well as "The Ugly Duckling," "The Red Shoes," "Thumbelina," and more. 12 unabridged stories.See more details below

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This collection includes "The Little Mermaid," the story of a mermaid princess who falls in love with a human; "Great Claus and Little Claus," an account of a clever young man who turns a series of misfortunes into a fortune; as well as "The Ugly Duckling," "The Red Shoes," "Thumbelina," and more. 12 unabridged stories.

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:
413,217
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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