The little mermaid and her sisters

The Little Mermaid and Her Sisters


by Hans Christian Andersen from The Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Andersen was a famous Danish writer of children’s stories and fairy tales. He wrote “The Little Mermaid” in 1837. It’s the story of a young mermaid who is the youngest of five sisters. She has never seen the world above the sea, but she has heard many stories about the land of humans. This is a passage from the beginning of the story.