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Hachette Childrens Books
27 August 2019
Children's & Educational; Classic fiction (Children's&YA); Traditional stories (Children's&YA)
Hans Christian Andersen's entrancing tale of love, set between land and sea, is retold by renowned storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean and brought to life in magical silhouette artwork by illustrator Laura Barrett.

When she falls in love with a prince, the little mermaid persuades a sea witch to replace her tail with legs so she can live on land. But the price demanded by the wicked sea witch is great: the mermaid's beautiful voice . . .

With a sparkling foiled cover, this beautiful gift book is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf!
By:   Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrated by:   Laura Barrett
Imprint:   Hachette Childrens Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 302mm,  Width: 247mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   458g
ISBN:   9781408357231
ISBN 10:   1408357232
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   27 August 2019
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his timeless, classic fairy tales. Geraldine McCaughrean is a multi-award-winning author of picture books, fiction and retellings for children. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Blue Peter Special Book to Keep Forever Award. She is also a three-time winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award and a four-time winner of the Smarties Bronze Award. Her titles include the bestselling The Orchard Book of Greek Myths and The Orchard Book of Roman Myths. She lives in Berkshire. Laura Barrett is a London artist specialising in intricate and decorative silhouette illustrations as well as traditional papercut artwork. She has worked for clients as varied as the BBC, John Lewis, Ted Baker, Taschen, and Toni and Guy. The Snow Queen was her first title for Orchard Books, followed by The Little Mermaid and The Story of the Nativity.

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