Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.

The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Expected publication: March 6th 2018 by Harper Design

Featuring beloved characters such as the Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and the Snow Queen, a deluxe full-color edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytales, illustrated with stunning drawings and interactive artwork from MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise—the perfect companion for fans of the Disney live-action film The Little Mermaid which will include a mix of songs from Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken.

Nearly two hundred years after its publication in 1837, Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fairytales continue to inspire young imaginations. This beautiful unabridged edition brings together many of the Danish writer’s favorite stories that have become literary classics, including "The Little Mermaid", "Thumbelina", "The Snow Queen", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Emperor’s New Clothes", and more.

The thirteen stories in The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales are illustrated with specially commissioned artwork and ten exclusive interactive features including:

A dial with six mermaids
A Duckling transforming into a swan
Mattresses that pull away to reveal a pea
The Snow Queen’s palace
Gorgeously designed, this keepsake illustrated edition—the fourth book in Harper Design’s series of reimagined children’s classics—will be treasured by readers of all ages for generations to come.


  1. I would really love to own a few of these! Those cover are absolutely stunning and would look so pretty on my shelf. :)

  2. Oh, my, how beautiful! This looks like it would be a great addition for a personal library.

  3. Looks like a beautiful edition. Hope you get your hands on it soon.

  4. Ooo! This sounds like a great collection. I bet the artwork is gorgeous.

  5. Great pick ~ enjoy it! Gorgeous cover and I can't wait to see the illustrations. I'm off to add this to my TBR.

    Renee ~ My CWW

  6. YESSS!!! I just got to get this edition! Awesome pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  7. OMG, Steph!! I've heard of these interactive books! I didn't know that "The Little Mermaid" was included! WOW!!! Of course I've already added it to my Goodreads shelves!! Thanks for featuring this book!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  8. That is lovely! Illustrated and so fun to read, I'm sure. Enjoy!

  9. OMG it is beautiful! I didn't even know about it and now I want it too

  10. I absolutely love HC Andersen! Those fairy tales are so dark, and when I was younger I really appreciated that :) The cover is so beautiful!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  11. This looks like a really nice compilation!

  12. A refreshing new cover design. Like it very much. And Andersen is always great to read. Enjoy.
    My pick

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

  13. It is so beautiful DD: I want to buy this edition now too!!!

    1. I just wish it wouldn't be so expensive. But I'm sure it'll be worth the price!


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