The Little Mermaid
Once there was a little mermaid who fell in love with a human boy . . . The story may be familiar, but Lisbeth Zwerger's art makes this fairytale seem brand-new. This Jubilee edition, celebrating 200 years of Hans Christian Andersen, is superbly illustrated in Zwerger's signature style. Known for... show more
Once there was a little mermaid who fell in love with a human boy . . . The story may be familiar, but Lisbeth Zwerger's art makes this fairytale seem brand-new. This Jubilee edition, celebrating 200 years of Hans Christian Andersen, is superbly illustrated in Zwerger's signature style. Known for her popular and award-winning editions of classics such as The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, Zwerger is herself the recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for lasting contributions to children's literature. The Little Mermaid is sure to win her new fans, and to delight her old ones. The text is an all-new translation by Anthea Bell, and includes many lovely and poignant details that may be new to even those who think they know the little mermaid's story well.
Publish date: September 9th 2004
Pages no: 48
Edition language: English
This is the tale of the Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen; the story of a young mermaid who yearns for the ideal romantic love and an immortal soul, her quest to find it and her sacrifice for that love. It is the tale of romantic love that ends in abstinence. A girl yearns to find the kin...
I know that many times, books are different than the movies. Especially when it comes to Disney making the movies. But I wasn't expecting this much of a difference! I won't tell the differences because I know there are people who have not read this book but have seen the Disney's version of the Litt...
This review is for the picture book version Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger.Text okay, illustrations not to my liking. I highly recommend the version illustrated by Charles Santore which is, so far, my absolute favorite picture book version of this tale.
Weren't we all girls mesmerized at how beautiful to be a mermaid was? Weren't we all secretly wishing one day we would wash up on the shore and someone (not just anyone though, had to be a handsome prince) would take our hands and say "it's okay, dear girl, I'm here for you now"? Weren't we all just...