The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian AndersenOnce there was a little mermaid who fell in love with a human boy . . . The story may be familiar, but Lisbeth Zwergers art makes this fairytale seem brand-new. This Jubilee edition, celebrating 200 years of Hans Christian Andersen, is superbly illustrated in Zwergers signature style. Known for her popular and award-winning editions of classics such as The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, Zwerger is herself the recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for lasting contributions to childrens literature. The Little Mermaid is sure to win her new fans, and to delight her old ones.
The text is an all-new translation by Anthea Bell, and includes many lovely and poignant details that may be new to even those who think they know the little mermaids story well.
The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark
A vandal used a bold — and eerie — method to get a point across in Denmark. The caption was likely a reference to the practice of hunting pilot whales around the North Atlantic islands that are under Danish control, local media said. Faroe Island authorities allow locals to hunt pilot whales during the summer by luring them into shallow waters and stabbing them to death. The practice is non-commercial, and a tradition that dates back to the 16th century. According to the American Cetacean Society , pilot whales are not endangered and there are likely to be more than a million pilot whales currently alive worldwide. Faroe Island residents kill approximately of the whales every year, the AP reports. The Little Mermaid statue was created by Danish sculptor Edvard Eriksen as a tribute to Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, who wrote a number of popular fairy tales that have been adapted into films, including The Ugly Duckling and Thumbelina.
Every morning and evening she swims to the surface from the bottom of the sea and, perched on her rock in the water, she stares longingly towards the shore hoping to catch a glimpse of her beloved prince. Carl Jacobsen fell in love with the character after watching a ballet performance based on the fairy tale at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen. The brewer was so captivated by both the fairy tale and the ballet that he commissioned the sculptor Edvard Eriksen to create a sculpture of the mermaid. However, Ellen Price would not model in the nude for sculptor Edvard Eriksen. Twice she has lost her head, once the arm was sawn off, and several times she has had paint poured on her.
The sculpture is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen , Denmark. Based on the fairy tale of the same name by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen , the small and unimposing statue is a Copenhagen icon and has been a major tourist attraction since its unveiling in In recent decades it has become a popular target for defacement by vandals and political activists. In several cases, cities have commissioned statues for such a purpose, such as with Singapore's Merlion. The statue was commissioned in by Carl Jacobsen , son of the founder of Carlsberg , who had been fascinated by a ballet about the fairytale in Copenhagen's Royal Theatre and asked the ballerina, Ellen Price , to model for the statue.
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Installed in , The Little Mermaid basks leisurely atop its water-locked rock as the symbol of the city of Copenhagen. Inspired by a ballet performance of the classic folktale, the piece was originally commissioned by the son of a local beer magnate and has now been gracing the waters off of Copenhagen for more than a century. The lounging figure stares wistfully into the distance, features forever frozen in a look of sadness, perhaps due to the constant threat of decapitation the mermaid has faced since her inception. As the piece became a popular tourist attraction, it soon became an unofficial mascot for the entire city. With this attention came a number of protests and random acts of vandalism to befall the statue.