The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
(Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)

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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.

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Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish fairy tale writer and poet who is most noted for his Fairy Tales, including the enduring children' s stories " The Snow Queen," " The Little Mermaid," " Thumbelina," and " The Ugy Duckling." Through his youth Andersen worked as a weaver' s apprentice and actor before turning to writing. Andersen' s works have been translated into more than 150 languages and have inspired countless films, plays, and ballets. Although Andersen died in 1875, the anniversary of his birthday (June 2) continues to celebrated each year as International Children' s Book Day. Hugaard was born in Denmark, but left when he was seventeen to travel extensively in the United States, Italy, and Spain. Now internationally known for his accomplishments as a playwright, poet, and translator, he has also won critical acclaim for his children's books.
Published January 13, 2003 by Dover Publications. 144 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The app's most ambitious feature, "Animate your own tale," allows users to install a free version of the app on a separate device and build scenes on stage from it.

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No violence is depicted visually, but this is the original Hans Christian Andersen version of the tale, which has some very gruesome moments: The witch cuts the mermaid's tongue off, the mermaid's sisters try to convince her to spill the prince's blood with a huge knife, and [SPOILER ALERT] the m...

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The Happy Family is about a family of snails who talk about their relatives being boiled and turned into escargot.

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Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, first performed in 2005 by York Theatre Royal and Polka Theatre in London, adapts Andersen’s 1837 fairy tale of the same name, but nods at the legacy created by Walt Disney Pictures’ 1989 animated film with the naming ...

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