The Little Mermaid

ISBN-10: 0316440310
ISBN-13: 9780316440318
Author: Pinkney, Jerry
Illustrated by: Pinkney, Jerry
Interest Level: P-3
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publication Date: November 2020

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 48


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$14.24
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Interest Level

Grades P-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Q
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Mermaids

JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General

Description
In this captivating reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's classic, Caldecott medalist and bestselling artist Jerry Pinkney conjures a poignant friendship story and an epic tale of redemption -- the definitive new version for our time. Melody, the littlest sea princess, is not content just to sing in the choir of mermaids like her sisters. She is an explorer who wonders about what lies above the water's surface...especially the young girl she has spied from a distance. To meet her requires a terrible sacrifice: she trades her beautiful voice for a potion that gives her legs, so that she may live on land instead. It seems like a dream come true at first. But when trouble stirs beneath the ocean, Melody faces another impossible choice -- stay with her friend, or reclaim her true identity and save her family. Legendary artist Jerry Pinkney's singular reinvention of this tale about love and sacrifice empowers young, twenty-first century girls with the strong message that "you should never give up your voice...for anyone ."