A Treasury of Mermaids: Mermaid Tales from Around the World
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A Treasury of Mermaids: Mermaid Tales from Around the World

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Published in paperback as A Serenade of Mermaids: Mermaid Tales from Around the World.

Lavishly designed and illustrated, this beautiful book is the definitive collection of mermaid lore. A catch of international mermaids, from a Japanese ningyo and a Swiss nix to an Irish merrow and an Alaskan nuquot swim through the pages of this elegant volume. Full color.
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published September 26th 1997 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Capella
My 4 year old and I are really enjoying this one. All the stories are the same length with a beautiful painting at the beginning. They are such interesting stories--involving lots of why questions from Quilaztli. Now we're talking a lot about stores, farms & factories because I had to explain the dire consequences of a summer with no fish or game for an Alaskan Indian tribe. She was very concerned about the sirens trying to seduce Odyssius...now with each mermaid tale she wonders if the merm...more
Anna
This book collects and retells in short form eight mermaid legends from countries around the world. It also includes short notes on the stories and bibliographical references - welcome additions for readers looking for context and sources.
Susie
It's a child's storybook, but is always entrancing to me especially because it tells of tales from the sea. It's a charming collection of different mermaid stories and I read it over and over.
Bridgett
A short book, but numerous stories I hadn't heard before.
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