The Dancing Mermaid

Based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen
Adapted & written by Chip Colquhoun
Illustrated by Mario Coelho

When a young mermaid rescues a landboy from a burning ship, she hopes they can be friends. But the kindly old mer-witch warns that her desire will cause a lot of pain…

You're sure to savour this soulful retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic. Could you be as brave and noble as this little mermaid?

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