Mermaid Tales From Around the Worldby Mary Pope Osborne, Troy Howell
Enchanting tales of sea nymphs from 12 cultures, including Chinese, Iranian, African, and Native American, are eloquently retold in this acclaimed collection. Full color. An "American Bookseller" Pick of the Lists.
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This book has some very entertaining stories and educational. I really enjoyed reading them all, and my imagination just took off. Each story is unique to fit the traditions from the country they are told from. I found it fascinating how each culture sees the mermaid and how they go about telling their story. These stories clearly steer away from Disney interpretation of mermaids, but there is a familiar story at the end of the book. Learn the real ending to the Little Mermaid's main character Ariel. The author has taken mermaid tales from around the world to create some fun tales.