The Secret History Of Mermaids And Creatures Of The Deep

by Ari Berk
Illustrator Various

Candlewick Press | September 8, 2009 | Hardcover |

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From the loremaster who brought us THE SECRET HISTORY OF GIANTS comes an intriguing new chronicle revealing the mysterious ways of merfolk.

Since ancient times, seafarers and coast-dwellers the world over have reported encounters with merpeople. Variously known as Finfolk, Dinny Mara, Nereids, Blue Men, and Merrymaids, merfolk have been the source of both gifts and disasters for humankind. Now a lavishly illustrated resource offers insight into the lives, origins, language, and magic of these elusive peoples. Like a siren's song, this fascinating tome is sure to enthrall all who fall under its spell.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 48 Pages, 7.09 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: September 8, 2009

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 076364515X

ISBN - 13: 9780763645151

Appropriate for ages: 8

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The Secret History Of Mermaids And Creatures Of The Deep

The Secret History Of Mermaids And Creatures Of The Deep

by Ari Berk
Illustrator Various

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 48 Pages, 7.09 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: September 8, 2009

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 076364515X

ISBN - 13: 9780763645151

About the Book

From the loremaster who brought us THE SECRET HISTORY OF GIANTS comes an intriguing new chronicle revealing the mysterious ways of merfolk.
Since ancient times, seafarers and coast-dwellers the world over have reported encounters with merpeople. Variously known as Finfolk, Dinny Mara, Nereids, Blue Men, and Merrymaids, merfolk have been the source of both gifts and disasters for humankind. Now a lavishly illustrated resource offers insight into the lives, origins, language, and magic of these elusive peoples. Like a siren's song, this fascinating tome is sure to enthrall all who fall under its spell. Special features include:
-- paper novelties -- including sundry flaps, booklets, and gatefolds
-- a lavish cover with foil, embossing, and glittery jewels
-- an elegant tassel dangling from the spine

From the Publisher

From the loremaster who brought us THE SECRET HISTORY OF GIANTS comes an intriguing new chronicle revealing the mysterious ways of merfolk.

Since ancient times, seafarers and coast-dwellers the world over have reported encounters with merpeople. Variously known as Finfolk, Dinny Mara, Nereids, Blue Men, and Merrymaids, merfolk have been the source of both gifts and disasters for humankind. Now a lavishly illustrated resource offers insight into the lives, origins, language, and magic of these elusive peoples. Like a siren's song, this fascinating tome is sure to enthrall all who fall under its spell.

About the Author

Ari Berk is a writer, visual artist, and scholar of literature, folklore, and myth. He has written everything from academic works on ancient cultures to popular books about myths for children and adults. A professor at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Ari Berk has traveled widely and made friends (aquatic and otherwise) in many parts of the world.

Appropriate for ages: 8

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