Of the Sea King's six daughters, the youngest is the most beautiful, and has a beautiful voice to match. She is happy as a mermaid until she catches sight of a handsome human prince, but the only way she can get to know him is to become human. To do this, she sacrifices her voice to the sea witch in exchange for a magic potion. She then meets her prince, but he marries another. Hans Christian Andersen's tale of love and sacrifice is faithfully adapted for beginning readers.
"The most significant achievement of Hautzig's adaptation is that it restores to the mass market Andersen's original ending."--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.
Series: Step into Reading, a Step 3 Book
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Number Of Pages: 365
Published: 1st November 1991
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.1
Edition Number: 1