THE LITTLE MERMAID
Age > 5
The Little Mermaid (Den lille Havfrue) is a fairy tale by the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, published for the first time in 1837. It is among Andersen’s best known works, along with The Princess on the Pea (1835), Mignolina ( 1835), The Tin Soldier (1838), The Ugly Duckling (1843), The Snow Queen (1844), and The Little Matchstick Girl (1848). Gemma Capdevila was born in Barcelona in 1988. Graduated from the Grau Belles Arts at the Universitat de Barcelona in 2015, she has illustrated b...
In the crystal clear waters of the deep ocean the King of the Sea lives with his daughters. The youngest one wants to conquer the heart of a prince and asks the witch of the abyss to transform her long fish tail into a pair of tapered legs. Then the little mermaid ventures on earth in search of love, but... "I did not want - as de la Motte Fouqué did in his Ondina - that the siren would gain an immortal soul only and exclusively thanks to a stranger; thanks to the feelings of someone else. I think that would be unethical, that the conquest of eternal salvation depends on luck, and I am absolutely not willing to accept such a point of view. I wanted my little mermaid to make a choice, which is much more natural. And much more divine." Hans Christian Andersen