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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! And this is the story of how she and a little mermaid became the most inseperable of friends . . .
A perfectly bewitching picture book filled with myth and mystery from the award-winning Jane Ray.

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Have you ever seen a mermaid? Eliza has! And this is the story of how she and a little mermaid became the most inseperable of friends . . .
A perfectly bewitching picture book filled with myth and mystery from the award-winning Jane Ray.

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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:
1,399,809
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Jane Ray's artwork has gained acclaim around the world. She won the 6-8 category of the Smarties Prize with The Story of Creation. The Story of Christmas was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award, and A Balloon for Grandad was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award. Jane lives in London.

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