This book commemorates the 100 year anniversary on August 23, 2013, of Copenhagen’s world-famous statue of The Little Mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale from 1836. (Read more about the Little Mermaid Statue)
The story is known all over the world, both in the Disney version and in the original fairy tale version.
The statue of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen is an icon of Denmark and of copenhagen, visited by over a million people each year. It is by far the most famous mermaid statue in the world, and there are official public art replicas of the statue in many countries.
This book is a new and exact translation of the original Danish story into contemporary English. It includes historical photos and background information on the original author, the statue’s sponsor, the sculptor and the live model for the statue, and includes original illustrations. Additionally it includes photos of the many replicas of the statue in surprising locations around the world.