Saturday, April 8, 2017
The Little Mermaid
average rating: 3.77
read at: 2017/04/08
date added: 2017/04/08
shelves: children-s, graphic-novels
'The Little Mermaid' by Metaphrog duo Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers is not an adaptation of the Disney movie, but it is a pretty faithful adaptation of the original story by Hans Christian Andersen.
A mermaid lives with her older sisters under the sea. They all dream of the day when they are 15 and they can make one visit to the surface. They all report back on what they sea: icebergs, sunsets and other wonders. The youngest sees a prince and ends up saving him from a shipwreck. She wants to become human and makes a bargain with the sea witch, but since this is Hans Christian Andersen, you must know that it won't end happily.
The artwork is beautiful. The water has light shimmering in it. The prince's ship sails on a golden sea, then glows white as lightning highlights it during the storm. There is detail in all the ink work. It does the story justice in all it's beauty and sadness.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Papercutz and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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