64 pages, 9.08 × 7.34 × 0.6 in
June 18, 2013
Simply Read Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1897476531
ISBN - 13: 9781897476536
About the Book
Maude likes her two tails, until the other merchildren begin teasing her for being different. She doesn't think things can get worse. But then she is captured by a fisherman. Meanwhile, on land, Tony faces difficulties of his own. Born with webbed fingers, he too is an outcast. Hoping to find acceptance, he joins a circus, but the Ring Mistress is cruel and life there is unbearable . . . until the circus purchases the mermaid. Tony and Maude slowly become friends. Will they find a way to escape not only the terrible circus but also their own sorrows? Two unique characters and two different worlds mean twice the adventure in this new fairy tale with stunning art by Abigail Haplin.
From the Publisher
This original fairytale of a two-tailed mermaid and the circus boy who befriends her is illustrated in sumptuous watercolors. Two unique characters and two worlds equals twice the adventure in this beautiful book. Praise for The Melancholic Mermaid: "Make room next to The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. The Melancholic Mermaid deserves a spot on every child's bookshelf" (Q & Q Starred Review) "George's narrative is ethereal and formal, with a voiceover quality that invests the artwork with cinematic flow" (Kirkus)
About the Author
Kallie George has her Masters of Children's Literature from UBC with a focus on folklore. She is an editor, teacher and writer who lives in Vancouver, BC. For more check out www.kalliegeorge.com. Abigail Halpin is an illustrator and graphic designer living in New England, a stone's throw from the Maine coastline. To see more of Abigail's work check out www.theodesign.com.