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For thousands of years, people have claimed to have spotted mermaids in the waves and on the rocks. Some were beautiful with long flowing hair and lovely voices. But other mermaids liked to drag people down to their watery homes and eat them! If you thought mermaids were just pretty ladies with scaly tails, think again. There is more to these mythical creatures than meets the...
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Mermaids

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Overview

For thousands of years, people have claimed to have spotted mermaids in the waves and on the rocks. Some were beautiful with long flowing hair and lovely voices. But other mermaids liked to drag people down to their watery homes and eat them! If you thought mermaids were just pretty ladies with scaly tails, think again. There is more to these mythical creatures than meets the eye!


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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Baumann
Christopher Columbus and Captain John Smith claimed to have seen them. Sailors and children have been saved, drowned or eaten by them. P.T. Barnum and Dr. J. Griffin captured one and had it on display, and China was founded by one. Many of the stories and myths about mermaids and mermen are included in this easy-to-read chapter book. Colorful illustrations give the reader an idea of what these mysterious creatures possibly looked like. Each chapter covers a tale or myth from another country and pronunciations for unfamiliar words are included to assist the reader. Elementary-aged students will enjoy the entertaining legends about this popular mythical creature. This is part of "The Stepping Stones "series, beginning chapter books for young readers. Reviewer: Nancy Baumann
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307557902
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM)
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 122,222
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lucille Recht Penner is the author of many books for children, including Dragons and Unicorns, two other titles in the series.


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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Great Pics!

    Also read: Captive Mermaid

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Mermaids

    Mermaids are awesome

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    by Lydia 2

    i just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2011

    beautiful it's a great read!

    Perfect!

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Mermaidreader

    Ths is the best book ever aboiut mermaids!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    It should be longer

    I wish that it was longer but it looks awesome on Nook Color. You should read this even though it is not my reading level. I would be on level 2000 if they had one.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    Worth spending money

    The book is qreat it would look better on nook color though

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Mermaids

    Mermaids

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    sample

    I read the sample and it said that you cant find a mermaid in a aquarium. so... thats ware it left off. but i like it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Good but short 18 pages author obviously loves mermaid great read for the average mermaid fan worth the money


    The headline says it

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Read this!!

    This is a great book for kids who love mermaids

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Really good

    This is a really good book you should read it ps if you want to Be my nook friend

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    MEOW

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    2 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Do not buy!

    Waste of money! Way to short, 18 pages! Want a refund! DO NOT BUY!!!!

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    It was a little short, but other wise great!

    It was a little short, but other wise great!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Ew

    Ew

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Peter

    Sup ~peter

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2014

    Mermaid

    Hello i am ava the mermaid. I think humans taste real good with barbeque sauce......mmmmm........

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    Not good

    This book is not good a got the free sample and it only gave me 8 pages . And i downloded it on to my nook because i that maybe it will give me the hole book for me to decide if i want to buy it .whatever i got to go im watching austin and ally it's so good you guys should watch it nerver mind the show just ended now girl meets world on channel 59 so good luck

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    Annabelle

    Help i have been kidnapped by vulcan the god of volcanic fire and i need your help he has left me no water i have only water from the tears i have shed please come rescue me at Mount St. Helens and if you do come being plenty of water for me and you we could also let vulcan feel the pain in return i shalk give you riches and treasures from beneath the sea just help

    Yours trult the mermaid
    Annabelle

    Please comment if you liked this quick story and dont forget to write the name annabelle in the comment by the way i am nine yeats old hope you enjoyed

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