Saturday, March 8, 2008

Books about mermaids....

I really hope you are all enjoying The Tail of Emily Windsnap. I can't wait to hear from you at our next meeting! In the meantime, if you like books about mermaids, here are a few more you might want to check out....

To Catch a Mermaid by Suzanne Selfors

Boom Broom thinks his life can't get any worse. Ever since his mother was swept away by a twister, his father has been locked in the attic, leaving twelve-year old Boom to care for his little sister Mertyle. Low on money, Boom brings home a feisty, seaweed-covered fish from the reject seafood bucket by the docks. But when the seaweed parts, Boom and Mertyle find that their supper is actually a foul-tempered merbaby. Boom wants to use the creature to get rich, but Mertyle won't hear of it. She loves the mud-scented baby and wants to keep it for herself. But when strange things begin to happen, Boom is afraid they might be cursed! With the help of their Viking housekeeper, Halvor, and his secret society, Boom and his sister set off to find the home of the merfolk, in search of a cure. To Catch a Mermaid is a whimsical fantasy adventure reminiscent of Eva Ibbotson and Roald Dahl.
For more, see the Suzanne Selfors website.

Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman.

Hailey and Claire are spending their last summer together when they discover something at the bottom of the murky pool at the Capri Beach Club. There in the depths is a mysterious and beautiful creature with a sharp tongue and a broken heart, a mermaid named Aquamarine who has left her family to search for true love on land. Now, as this mythological but very real being starts to fade in the hot August sun, a rescue begins
On the edge of growing up, Hailey and Claire learn that life can take an unpredictable course, that friendship can be forever, and that magic can be found in unexpected places.Master storyteller Alice Hoffman had written a tale of true enchantment, a luminous lesson on how to say good-bye and how to hold on to those we love.

For more, visit Alice Hoffman's website.

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson.

A little sea princess, longing to be human, trades her mermaid's tail for legs, hoping to win the love a prince and earn an immortal soul for herself.

Visit the Newport Public Library today for these great reads!

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