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The Little Mermaid Audiobook Story

A mermaid who is interested in humans accidentally comes across a prince in trouble. Will she get to learn more about humans than she ever thought? Our retelling of the Little Mermaid focuses on the little mermaid's ability to embrace her curiosity and learn where she really feels she belongs. The moral of this story is that what we think we want may not be what gives us true happiness. The story also features themes of sacrifice, identity, discovery and family. The Little Mermaid is one of Hans Christian Andersen most famous fairy tales. Originally published in 1837, his version of the tale was inspired by various folktales and mythology and featured a not so happy ending. Over the years the story has been adapted with the child audience to have a happier ending.

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Can you read this story for free?

Yes! You can read the Little Mermaid story for free. Our story retellings closely follow the original storylines and add modern twists in the illustrations.

Is there a read aloud version?

You can choose to experience this story read aloud or you can read it yourself.

Who wrote the original story?

Hans Christian Andersen wrote the original Little Mermaid story way back in 1837. This story was part of a collection of fairy tales for children which included The Emperor's New Clothes too.

What is the story summary?

This fairy tale is a beloved story by Hans Christian Andersen that tells the tale of a young mermaid princess who dreams of living in the world above the sea. After being forbidden from swimming to the surface by her father, King Triton, she makes a deal with an evil sea witch named Ursula who grants her legs and human form. After experiencing the different and new world on land the mermaid starts to miss a lot of things about her home and ultimately decides that she wants to return home.

Is this a bedtime story?

This is a great example of a bedtime story. It’s nostalgic for parents and has a happy ending for kids. That’s if they make it to the end of the story before falling asleep!

Why do we write bedtime stories for kids?

When we first decided to create a bedtime story for kids, we knew we wanted it to be fun, engaging and high quality.

We wanted Sooper Books to bring children's publishing into the 21st century. We strongly believe that nighttime stories for kids need to fit seamlessly into modern family lives which is why our free stories are all online.

It began when we started writing stories for our own family. Then our friends and wider families asked for copies and we started to share Sooper Books with other children.

At Sooper Books we write, curate and narrate stories for kids so they can enjoy the best quality content, enchanting stories and magical adventures. With our stories we work towards promoting a positive attitude to reading and instill a love of books in children from an early age.

About Sooper Books

Our 5-10 minute online kids bedtime stories, fairy tales, funny rhymes and fables all come with award-winning audio.

From short stories for kids to multiple story episodes in our original series collections, our content is sure to make your little ones’ eyes sparkle with delight.

At Sooper Books, children can explore the magical world of fairies and witches, brave knights, talking animals and more. Our stories for kids feature an array of characters such as lovable princesses, funny frogs, gentle giants and wise wizards.

So whether you're specifically looking for a fairy tale or a rhyme, or maybe you just need some short bedtime stories for kids. Take the stress out of bedtime by reading one of our kids stories today!