Can You Catch a Mermaid?

Can You Catch a Mermaid?

by Jane Ray
     
 

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Have you ever seen a mermaid? Eliza has! This is the captivating story of how Eliza and a mermaid become the very best of friends.

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Have you ever seen a mermaid? Eliza has! This is the captivating story of how Eliza and a mermaid become the very best of friends.

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Eliza lives by the sea with her father, a fisherman. She is a solitary child, until one day another girl, Freya, appears to play by the shore and gather shells. But one day, Freya loses her mirror decorated with shells, and Eliza realizes that Freya is a mermaid who has now lost her talismanic tie to the sea. Freya comes home with Eliza, but the sea grows angry with Freya's mother's longing for her child. Freya searches daily for her mirror, but Eliza, longing for Freya's companionship, has hidden it. Finally Eliza realizes she must return it and places the mirror in Freya's hands while she sleeps. In the morning, Freya is gone, but sometimes Eliza thinks she sees glimpses of Freya in the deep waters-or is it her own reflection? Dervla Kirwan reads the story on the accompanying CD in a hushed, warm tone (with perhaps too much musical accompaniment). Ray's pictures are lush, rich and sparkly, with such lovely touches as Eliza's father's tattoos and Eliza's mismatched socks. (Picture book. 5-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841212968
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
02/23/2003
Edition description:
New
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,212,536
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Jane Ray has been hailed as "one of the most luminous illustrators at work today" by the Economist. Her other titles include Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden and The King of Capri. Her The Story of Christmas was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, which her version of The Happy Prince won.

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