The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

A magical reimagining of the beloved story for a new generation


"But the little mermaid did not want to think. She wanted only to walk, run and dance on the shores above."

Discover Anna Kemp's beautiful reimagining of the classic story, crafted for a new generation of children.

After saving the life of Prince Eldo, Princess Coral falls in love with the world of humans. She longs for a life above water and on land.

Disregarding her father, she seeks out the Sea Witch who grants her wish at a terrible price - what will Coral have to give up to realise her dreams?

With magical illustrations from debut talent Natelle Quek, inspired by her Chinese-Malaysian heritage, and lyrical writing from award-winning author Anna Kemp, The Little Mermaid is the perfect bedtime story for young readers.

About the authors

Anna Kemp

Anna Kemp writes both picture books and middle-grade fiction. Her books have been nominated for a number of prizes including the Booktrust Early Years Award (2010), The Roald Dahl Funny Prize (2010, 2012), The Waterstones Children's Book Prize (2011, 2013), Oscar's Book Prize (2015), and The Dundee Picture Book Award (2018). Her work has also been adapted for television (Bookaboo, CBeebies), puppetry (Little Angel), dance (Ballet Black), orchestra (LSO) and theatre (New Writing North, Little Blue Monster).
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Natelle Quek (Illustrator)

Natelle is an illustrator living and working in London. She has been drawing for as long as she could hold a pencil, and now focuses on children's illustration, with a particular interest in picture books and illustrated non-fiction. Her work is influenced by everyday life, childhood memories, heritage and animals. Natelle loves exploring themes of conservation, cultural diversity, and the commingling of real life experiences and fantastical adventures.
When not working, she loves to explore, hunt down delicious custard pastries with her husband, and cuddle her pets.
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