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The Mermaid and Other Sea Poems

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
From Ogden Nash and Lewis Carroll to Ted Hughes and Jack Prelutsky, this collection captures the sea's many moods and treasures. Sophie Windham's whimsical illustrations make this an ideal read-aloud book with a mixture of verse from classical as well as contemporary sources. Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by Scholastic
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Jun 20, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it
A very nice collection of sea-themed poetry. Old favorites like Kipling's Seal Lullaby and Ogden Nash's the Eel (a childhood favorite) sit side by side with ones less familiar - My Other Granny by Ted Hughes, and Grim and Gloomy by James Reeves. The art by Sophie Windham (who compiled this collection) has a charming, somewhat British-y (as she is), storybook appeal.
Mar 06, 2010 Dolly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
A really fun collection of poems, many from very familiar authors. Our girls loved the illustrations and enjoyed the poems. They were short, often humorous, and easy to understand.
Feb 13, 2012 Hope rated it it was ok
The poems were mostly okay, with a couple stand outs. It's worth a read, especially if you're inclined to enjoy things just because they're about the ocean.
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Sophie Windham has illustrated books for Bloomsbury and Orchard and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for Unicorns! Unicorns! by Geraldine McCaughrean.
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