The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen

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The Little Mermaid's universal longing for freedom, independence, and love is made real by Santore's sensitive presentation. School Library Journal said, "The opulent full-page watercolors are a perfect complement to this stylish and authentic interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale."
 

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Charles Santore has received numerous awards for artistic excellence, both for his past achievements in the magazine and advertising fields, and more recently for his illustrations for Aesop's Fables and the Wizard of Oz, which have also been published by Jellybean Press.In 1992, he was honored for his work in book illustration with a major exhibition at Brandywine River Museum. He lives and works in Philadelphia.
 
Published November 28, 2012 by JellyBean Press. 41 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Nature & Wildlife, Education & Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Comics & Graphic Novels. 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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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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Publishers Weekly

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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 w

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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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The warm, comforting visions (a sumptuous feast, a twinkling Christmas tree, her late grandmother's loving face) that appear to the girl as she slowly burns through her wares shine bright as day in Pinkney's vividly detailed ink-and-watercolor compositions, as finely wrought as his admirers expect.

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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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Isadora's (Isadora Dances) haunting retelling of this classic tale leaves Disney's cotton-candy version far behind.

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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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San Francisco Chronicle

Just in time for the holidays: "Great Performances" cooks up a special feast from the San Francisco Ballet of an evening-length work by visionary Hamburg Ballet Director John Neumeier based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved "The Little Mermaid."

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Common Sense Media

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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Project MUSE

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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