Experience the tale of Disney's The Little Mermaid through the voice of Ariel herself in this comic retelling.
The inspiring story of love, hope, and sacrifice is told through the perspective of the mermaid Ariel herself! Ariel is a free spirit. She is curious and adventurous with the desire to learn about everything the world has to offer--especially the world above her ocean home. When she hears a celebration on the surface of the ocean, it is love at first sight when she sees human Prince Eric travelling homeward aboard his ship. When there is an accident and the sailors are forced to abandon their ship, Ariel rescues Eric from drowning. Saved, he awakens to Ariel's beautiful voice and is immediately in love. But the possibility of romance seems hopeless as visiting the surface of the ocean and even being seen by humans is forbidden by her overprotective father. Ariel makes a risky deal with the sea witch Ursula for a chance at true love--she will become human! Faced with the manipulation of the evil sea witch, and the challenges of being human for the first time, will Ariel realize her love with Eric . . . and be human forever?
Written by award-winning author Cecil Castellucci (Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Shade, The Changing Girl, The Plain Janes, Soupy Leaves Home), this graphic novel invites you to be a part of Ariel's world as she experiences the hardships of growing up, the power of love, and dreams of being . . . human.
About the Author
Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star, Stone in the Sky and the Eisner nominated Odd Duck. Her picture book, Grandma's Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, YARN, Tor.com, and various anthologies including, Teeth, After, and Interfictions 2. She is the Children's Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus, a two time Macdowell Fellow and the founding YA Editor at The LA Review of Books.
In addition to writing books, she writes plays, makes movies, does performance pieces, and still occasionally rocks out. Born in New York City to French Canadian parents, she is a citizen of both America and Canada. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles.