‘The Watery Kingdom’ is a transformation of the story of The Little Mermaid.
As a reader who really appreciates short stories, I found this story to be quite enjoyable and fun, although perhaps a little too short. Because the style of the writing is quite succinct, and because the story is written in present tense, it feels at times as though the reader is being hurried through the story. The story and its characters would have benefited from a little more description and development, so that the reader had more time and opportunity to become fond of the heroes and learn to really despise the villain before the end of the story.
I really liked the character of James and his role in twisting the classic tales, but once again, this part of the story would benefit from some more depth and detail.
‘The Watery Kingdom’ has been awarded a Bronze Acorn.
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