fred crump jr


“long ago and far away, in a water kingdom of coral and pearls, there lived a little mermaid. her name was Ondina, and she was a princess of the sea. her father, King Neptha, gave his beloved daughter any treasure she desired. all he asked in return was to hear her melodious voice everyday. however, the one thing she wanted most was not in his power to give.”

-The Little Mermaid; Fred Crump Jr.


African-American retellings of classic fairy tales by Fred Crump Jr.

Titles Include:

Sleeping Beauty
Ebonita and the Seven Boyz
Jamako and the Beanstalk
Little Red Riding Hood
Hakim and Grenita
Afrotina and the Three Bears
The Little Mermaid
Beauty and the Beast