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For National Curriculum Early Years, Christmas, Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage), Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)

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A magical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale. With stunningly intricate illustrations and a sparkling foiled cover.

A magical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale, with stunningly intricate illustrations.

When she falls in love with a prince, the little mermaid persuades a sea witch to replace her tail with legs so she can live on land. But the price demanded by the wicked sea witch is great: the mermaid's beautiful voice . . .

Rediscover Hans Christian Andersen's entrancing, bittersweet tale of love, set between land and sea. Retold by renowned storyteller and Carnegie Medal winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean.

With a sparkling foiled cover and beautiful silhouette-style illustrations, this is a must-have addition to any bookshelf.

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Geraldine Mccaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean has written over 140 books and plays for both adults and children, including Peter Pan in Scarlet, the official sequel to J M Barrie's Peter Pan, which was one of the most talked about and successful children's titles of 2006. Geraldine McCaughrean has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times), the Blue Peter Book of the Year award and the Blue Peter Special Book to Keep Forever award. Geraldine is the first author to have been short listed, by librarians, for the Carnegie Medal six times, on at least one occasion in each of the past four decades, thus once again recognising the quality of her writing over the years.

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