The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales

The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales

Nearly two hundred years after its publication in 1837, Hans Christian Andersen?s timeless fairytales continue to inspire young imaginations. This beautiful unabridged edition brings together many of the Danish writer?s favorite stories that have become literary classics, including "The Little Mermaid", "Thumbelina", "The Snow Queen", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Ugly Nearly two hundred years after its publication in 1837, Hans Christian A...

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Title:The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales
Author:Hans Christian Andersen
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:0062692593
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales Reviews

  • Liv
    Mar 18, 2009
    Very detailed, exciting... I believe Hans Christian Andersen was a true author of great work and should be remembered as so. I honestly feel Disney's the Little Mermaid almost insulted Hans masterpiece, the true 'Little Mermaid." Disney disgraced the work of Hans Christi...
  • Jessica (a GREAT read)
    Nov 01, 2020
    In between reads and waiting on one to arrive, I picked up the HarperCollins latest interactive fairy tale edition, The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen. I?ve previously enjoyed Peter Pan, The Beauty and the Beast, and I look forward to reading Alice in...
  • Emilie
    Feb 26, 2018
    I loved The Little Mermaid the most, BY FAR! Everything else was just okay. Here is a complete list of all my ratings for each story. The Little Mermaid: 5/5 Thumbelina: 4/5 The Snow Queen: 3.5/5 Elfin Mount: 2/5 The Marsh King's Daughter: 2/5 The Storks: 2.5/5 The Ni...
  • Brooke Johnson
    Aug 23, 2017
    I am conflicted about this collection as a whole. There were stories I had read before in other books, usually simplified for much younger readers. I enjoyed reading the original translations, but on the whole... these are not great stories. I've read a lot of fairy tales over the...
  • Jaime
    Jul 14, 2018
    As always, the MinaLima edition of this fairy tale collection is absolutely gorgeous. The cover is stunning, the illustrations inside are breathtaking, and all of the "interactive" elements are well thought out and add to the stories. I was surprised to read some of these...
  • Jamie (TheRebelliousReader)
    Mar 10, 2020
    3 stars. Meh. The only stories that I enjoyed were The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Red Shoes and The Little Match Girl. Everything else did nothing for me except bore me. The illustrations are beautiful though. ...
  • Kathleen
    Mar 22, 2012
    These are the real fairy tales and not all of them end up happy ever after. Sometimes things do not always work out as we had hoped. Still Hans Christian Andersen was a wonderful story teller and I love his work. ...
  • Holly
    Dec 31, 2018
    So that's how The Little Mermaid ends? HUH. LOL @ The Princess and the Pea. I never knew anything about that story before this, and omg! so ridiculous! The Emperor's New Clothes: Nothing like YOLOing it when you've been fooled and you gotta keep your head held high...
  • Gale
    Jun 04, 2013
    DANISH MASTER STORYTELLER STILL TOUCHES THE HEART Over the decades I have enjoyed many HCA fairy tales--considering them a gift to childlike hearts the world over. Many excellent illustrators have chosen individual stories to depict, thus capturing the imagination of readers of all...
  • Charlie
    Aug 18, 2017
    I'm not a fan of his longer stories but it was good to re-discover some of these tales, in particular "The little mermaid" and "the ugly duckling" which I only knew through Disney's lense. I'm not a fan of his longer stories but it was good to re-discov...
  • Mandy
    Apr 09, 2018
    Hans Christian had some oddball stories there. My favorite was The Princess and the Pea...which interesting enough was the shortest of the stories. Oops? This was a very pretty edition, though, although there was some sketchy pictures. Let's just say that I enjoyed Disney's a...
  • Caitlin
    Jan 12, 2020
    No rating because I honestly don?t know how I?d even begin to assess these stories like I would a normal book. It?s not news to anyone that fairytales are nuts, but I guess I thought Andersen?s would be slightly more sensible than the Grimm Brothers? writing?I was wrong! Th...
  • Katy Morrical
    Jul 28, 2017
    The Little Mermaid 4 stars Really weird ending...I like the movie better. Thumbelina 5 stars The Snow Queen 3 stars Elfin-Mount 3 stars The Marsh King's Daughter 4 stars The Storks 5 stars The Nightingale 5 stars The Wil...
  • Sarah
    Dec 29, 2018
    4.5/5 stars Individual ratings: (view spoiler)[ The Little Mermaid: 3/5 stars The Nightingale: 5/5 stars The Ugly Duckling: 4/5 stars The Swineherd: 5/5 stars The Tinder Box: 4/5 stars The Princess and the Pea: 5/5 stars The Emperor's New Clothes: 4/5 stars The Red Shoe...
  • NMFN
    Dec 30, 2019
    this took me sooo long hahaha the english is so old and it was sometimes kind of hard to get through ...
  • Liselotte
    Jan 15, 2021
    Of the Barnes and Noble leatherbounds, this one is not my favourite. Don't get me wrong, it's beautiful! But the cover is really bright and silvery. It's a nice edition to my collection! Of the Barnes and Noble leatherbounds, this one is not my favourite. Don't get m...
  • Chelsey Connor
    Mar 12, 2018
    Read all of these for the first time. I was so disappointed with The Little Mermaid. Thumbelina was my favourite ...
  • Heather
    Feb 12, 2019
    This is a beautiful collection of Hans Christian Andersen's stories - I'm so glad I decided to begin collecting these Harper Design editions of classics fairytales. The illustrations and interactive bits are great. As a fan of Hans Christian Andersen, I was already familia...
  • Mari
    Feb 27, 2019
    I?ve obviously already read some of the stories prior to this book, but the book itself was so gorgeous that I just couldn?t leave it there alone in the bookshop, and once it was in my hands I decided I might as well read it. Normally, when I read classics or older books I try ...
  • Tasmin Bradshaw
    Jul 27, 2018
    some of these stories were pretty good, while other's just made me glaze over in boredom. some of these stories were pretty good, while other's just made me glaze over in boredom. ...more ...
  • Hope Elizabeth Anderson (HopelessBookAddict)
    Jan 30, 2019
    loved! ...
  • Bailey Peyton
    Jan 23, 2020
    Honestly, I bought this edition for its inclusion of "The Red Shoes", having been a fan of the '48 film. "The Little Mermaid" isn't among my favorites (Disney-fied or otherwise). The meaning of Hans Christian Anderson tales are in name: Christian. The piec...
  • Red_Queen_Lover
    Jul 27, 2018
    I've had this book for a about two years now and I totally forgot to add this to my Read on GR I've had this book for a about two years now and I totally forgot to add this to my Read on GR ...more ...
  • Vivienne  Li
    Apr 11, 2020
    Beautiful illustrations by MinaLima. Reading Hans Anderson tales as a grown up is so different from how I remember I felt. ...
  • Ashlee Seelos
    Apr 18, 2018
    I only enjoyed a few of the stories in this book. The rest of the fairy tales were either sad, long, boring or just plain weird. ...
  • Selena Reiss
    Apr 06, 2020
    Average rating: 4 stars exactly, but I enjoyed this reread 5 stars worth I highly recommend this collection of Andersen?s fairy tales. Not only are the illustrations and interactive elements absolutely gorgeous and immersive, but they are a collection of his best and most iconic ...
  • Kimberly Lojewski
    Oct 12, 2019
    I love how dark these stories are. I do wish they weren't so heavily Christian, but it comes with the territory, I suppose. The Marsh King's Daughter is my new favorite. I love how dark these stories are. I do wish they weren't so heavily Christian, but it comes with the t...
  • Diannara Guevara
    Sep 17, 2020
    "You will keep your gliding gait, no dancer will rival you, but every step you take will be as if you were treading upon sharp knives, so sharp as to draw blood. If you are willing to suffer all this I am ready to help you!" HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, The Little Mermaid and ot...
  • persephone ❃
    Jan 18, 2021
    I rated these stories individually to get the star rating: 2.90 Short summary of my review: I am partial to most of the stories and loved a couple. There were some hints of the Christian allegory and I did not like it at all. These are fairytales. Stop bringing God into it. It'...
  • Helen
    May 01, 2020
    The book is an amazing illustrated edition of Andersen's classical fairy tales. The beautiful edition however is somewhat disappointing considering that very few tales are actually good and interesting (The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, The Nightingale, The Emperor's New ...