The now-classic Disney animated film and books provide a retelling of the familiar story about a little mermaid who fell in love with a human boy. The story may be familiar but the Award-winning Fred Crump, Jr., celebrates the beauty of black culture, giving children an African perspective of this fairy tale not often seen today. The Little Mermaid, retold and illustrated by Fred Crump, Jr., is a vivid retelling of a little mermaid’s desire to journey from her home to find her prince. This beautifully-illustrated picture book features the amazing detailed artwork brings to life the mermaid's world.
Crump’s The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ondina, a water kingdom princess who loved the wonders of her water world until she discovers another world above the sea. A world she wishes more than anything else to have legs instead of a fish tail so she can walk among the land people and meet her prince, Arak. But all is not what it seems. Sure to delight, this vivid retelling of an ageless and classic fairy tale is designed to intrigue and entertain young African American readers and adults, alike.