the little mermaid

My Favorite Book Author.

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My favorite book author is Hans Christian Andersen. He is Danish and was born on April 2, 1805. He is known world wide for his fairy tales. Some of his most famous stories are The Little Mermaid, The Little Match Girl, and The Ugly Duckling. Even though his stories are children’s stories, many adults also find his stories entertaining. I was 18 when I bought a book that had 100 of his stories. His stories teach us about the harsh times in life and also teach us valuable lessons.  I personally like his stories because they make me think about  morals in our life. His stories are different from many modern day children’s stories. A lot of children’s stories have happy endings. Hans Christian Andersen’s stories have taught me that a happy ending isn’t always what makes a good story. A lot of his stories are based off of stories that have happened to him in his love life. The Little Mermaid was a love letter by Hans Christian Andersen that he wrote to symbolize his love for a man named Edvard Collin. Some Scholars thought that Andersen was bisexual. He is such a great author that there is even a Hans Christian Andersen Award.  He has also inspired other famous authors such as Kenneth Grahame and A.A. Milne. The International Children’s Book Day is a holiday that is celebrated in honor of him. It is celebrated on his birthday.

Hans Christian Andersen

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The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen Review

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The Little Mermaid is a fairytale that was written in the 1700’s by a Danish man named Hans Christian Andersen. This story is filled with morals and sacrifice about a princess mermaid who is the youngest of her 5 sisters who longed to see the land and heard stories about it from her grandmother. She was not allowed above the surface until she was 15. After turning 15 and saving a young handsome prince’s life from a shipwreck she not only fell inlove with him but unlike the disney movie she also wanted an immortal soul because mermaids turn to foam when they die while humans were considered immortal cause they go to heaven when they die. She had to be human and marry the prince in order to obtain her wish for an immortal soul.  I don’t want to spoil the ending but, I will say that once you read the original story and watch the disney version, they are almost two different stories. Reading this story really opened my mind and made me think about morals about life, sacrifice and romance. I really enjoyed reading it. I would give this story 4 stars out of 5.