The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen

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The Signature edition of this famous fairy tale, in which a mermaid offers her beautiful voice--and risks her immortality--for a chance to win a human prince's love, is illustrated in full color by acclaimed children’s illustrator Michael Hague.
 

About Hans Christian Andersen

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Lisbeth Zwerger lives in Vienna, Austria.
 
Published November 28, 2012 by Two Lions. 41 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Education & Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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And — says Holiday House, this is the time when a taste for the exquisite in books should be fostered.

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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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Similar in style to the groundbreaking Alice for iPad, this collection of three stories ("The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Happy Family") retains the original (translated) texts and illustrations and adds a generous portion of gorgeous, well-integrated animations and eye-...

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Omar Gallaga takes a look at "The Little Mermaid and Other Stories by Hans Christian Andersen" for the iPad.

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A page of text appears, with a fish bobbing as if in a slight current at the bottom of the page.

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No matter how often it's retold, no matter how many illustrators tackle it, Andersen's classic tale of the lovelorn mermaid never grows stale. Unlike the sanitized Disney version, the original isn't p

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Isadora's (Isadora Dances) haunting retelling of this classic tale leaves Disney's cotton-candy version far behind. Hewing faithfully to the darker themes of Andersen's original, Isadora relates the b

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"In this faithful retelling of the classic tale, Pinkney transports the heroine from Andersen's European setting to the bustling city streets and crowded tenements of early 1920s America," said PW in a starred review.

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Other memorable scenes, framed in a white border, depict the mermaid towing the prince to shore after a shipwreck and, later, as dawn breaks on the day she is to turn to sea foam, the mermaid looks resolute, clothed in a glorious golden gown that resembles fish scales.

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No matter how often it's retold, no matter how many illustrators tackle it, Andersen's classic tale of the lovelorn mermaid never grows stale.

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If the entries in Stories from Hans Christian Andersen (see review above) dilute the headiness of their models, this volume presents a close-to-pristine translation of one of Andersen's most popular works along with highly charged and rather adult illustrations.

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The ballet The Little Mermaid, featuring the San Francisco Ballet premieres on PBS' Great Performances, as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival, on December 16, 2011 at 9 p.m. A DVD of the filmed performance has just been released in conjunction with the broadcast.

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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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Instead of dreaming about the day her prince will come, or waiting for a fairy godmother or a prince's kiss, Ariel is a spirited and curious mermaid who is willing to take action in order to meet Prince Eric, the man of her dreams, though she is gullible and impetuous in agreeing to the terms dem...

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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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