Title: The Little Mermaid
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Date of Publication: March 10th, 2020
A beautifully illustrated new translation of a beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale
Six young sisters live in the depths of the ocean, longing for the chance to see the beauty of the earth. Most eager of all is the youngest mermaid, who counts the days to her fifteenth birthday when her grandmother will finally allow her to rise to the surface.
Her first sight above the water is a large ship on which a beautiful prince is celebrating his sixteenth birthday. Immediately she falls in love, and so begins her determined quest to join the prince on earth as a human.
Full of wonder and heart, The Little Mermaid remains one of the most powerful fairy tales ever written, and this new, gorgeously illustrated translation gives it renewed life.
I know the original story but had never actually read it. So I grabbed the ARC for the upcoming, new, illustrated version.
Let me just say I’ve only read one Andersen book which was that horrific Christmas tree story! Thank all those dead trees that this story was much better. I loved this one!
First, I really loved the mermaid and her naiveness because she really didn’t know much better yet she had a heart of gold. The prince was a douche bag so I was glad about the ending and that there was still hope for our girl!
What is your favorite mermaid book or movie?