The Little Mermaid and Other Stories
Scary Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen wrote many familiar fairy tales. However, his original stories have much scarier details than the versions many readers know. In "The Little Mermaid," the sea witch didn't just magically take the little mermaid's voice to prevent her from speaking--she took her tongue! It's tidbits like this that will give readers the chills as they enter the fantasy world of "The Witch," "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp," and "How Bradamante Conquered the Wizard." Each story showcases how content and word choice can add to a story's haunting tone, and full-color--but creepy--images and illustrations offer readers a jumping-off point to allow their imaginations to roam.