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The Penguin Book of Mermaids

By Cristina Bacchilega,Marie Alohalani Brown
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0525505571
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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Dive into centuries of mermaid lore with these captivating tales from around the world. A Penguin Classic Among the oldest and most popular mythical beings, mermaids and other merfolk have captured the imagination since long before Ariel sold her voice to a sea witch in the beloved Disney film adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid." As far back as the eighth century B.C., sailors in Homer's Odyssey stuffed wax in their ears to resist the Sirens, who lured men to their watery deaths with song. More than two thousand years later, the gullible New York public lined up to witness a mummified "mermaid" specimen that the enterprising showman P. T. Barnum swore was real. The Penguin Book of Mermaids is a treasury of such tales about merfolk and water spirits from different cultures, ranging from Scottish selkies to Hindu water-serpents to Chilean sea fairies. A third of the selections are published here in English for the first time, and all are accompanied by commentary that explores their undercurrents, showing us how public perceptions of this popular mythical hybrid--at once a human and a fish--illuminate issues of gender, spirituality, ecology, and sexuality.

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  • Publisher : Bendideia Publishing
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  • File Pdf: a-study-of-rusalki-slavic-mermaids-of-eastern-europe.pdf

Book Summary:

Seductive. Beautiful. Dangerous! Or are they innocent and looking for love? Discover the allure of Slavic mermaids - Rusalki. If Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had grown up in Eastern Europe, his soul would have longed for the secrets of the rivers, lakes, and marshes, rather than the sea. And the pale, beautiful maidens residing there would have been the ones who sent “a thrilling pulse” through him, instead of the heart of the great ocean. And who are these lovely maidens? … Rusalki, a Slavic version of mermaids. If only the modern-day Ariel from “The Little Mermaid” had been born one of them. She would already have had legs, and not a fish tail, and wouldn’t have had to give up her voice! Well, maybe. It’s more than legs that makes the Rusalki different from what you know about mermaids. · Discover their origins. · Learn how to protect yourself from their enchantments. · Read about terrifying encounters. Through folklore, literature, music, videos, and illustrations, you’ll uncover the secrets of these spirits who have haunted Eastern Europe for centuries. The “Spirits and Creatures” series has been called “brilliant,” “fascinating,” “well researched,” “humorous,” “intriguing,” “engaging,” “lyrically written,” “beautifully organized,” and “informative.” It’s the perfect book for those who want to learn about Eastern European folklore, but don’t want to read a dry, academic book.

The Mermaid Handbook

By Taylor Widrig,Briana Corr Scott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Nimbus+ORM
  • Isbn : 1771088664
  • Pages : 147
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 356
  • File Pdf: the-mermaid-handbook.pdf

Book Summary:

“Contains profiles of mermaids from around the world complete with folklore about each maiden . . . a must-have if you are fascinated with mermaids.” —Beachcombing The book mermaids-in-training have been waiting for. From history and folklore to recipes and tips for ocean preservation, as well as profiles and original illustrations of mer-maidens from around the world, The Mermaids Handbook features everything you need to know to follow the mermaid way of life.] Over 40 healthy and accessible recipes, developed by author Taylor Widrig of Mermaid Fare, a Nova Scotia–based company specializing in wild and cultivated sea vegetables, include scrumptious starters like Mermaid Kaiso Seaweed Salad, new classics like Dulse, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich and Creamy Wakame Casserole, as well as healthy snacks like Smoothie Bowls and Energy Bites, and even homemade beauty products, such as the Coconut Sea Hair Mask—for that salty sea-hair. Includes an introduction by Dr. Alan Critchley with everything you’ve ever wanted to know about seaweeds and original 2-colour illustrations by artist Briana Corr Scott (The Book of Selkie). “Nova Scotia sea-vegetable advocate Taylor Widrig is hoping to lure a new generation into the depths with her debut book . . . Written in a conversational tone, Widrig’s scientific explanations are fascinating and age appropriate.” —Quill & Quire

Mermaid

By Heather DiLorenzo Williams
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1684521599
  • Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 827
  • File Pdf: mermaid.pdf

Book Summary:

Many legends and stories feature magical creatures. Wouldn’t it be exciting if they were real? In this book, you’ll learn all about mermaids: How old are the myths about them? Do they have any magical abilities? And if you meet one, should you be afraid…?

Of Dreams and Mermaids

By Devendra Bhatnagar
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Isbn : 1645873005
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 696
  • File Pdf: of-dreams-and-mermaids.pdf

Book Summary:

Of Dreams and Mermaids is a meditative canvas of verses from the seas and shores. A roadside bench could be the hero in one and God Himself in another. A petal takes centre stage but then so does the City itself. When one is humbled by a storm at sea, the answer in the other is sought through a lively easel. Without preaching, the poems gently guide you into realizing that the everyday is as precious and beautiful as the exotic and the adventurous. Some beautiful colour photography from around the world accompanies this very special book of verses.

Lana Swims North (Mermaids to the Rescue #2)

By Lisa Ann Scott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 1338267019
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 933
  • File Pdf: lana-swims-north.pdf

Book Summary:

Fans of Rainbow Magic and Mermaid Tales will love this new series full of adventures under the sea!

A Ship a Gale a Mermaid Tale

By Larry P. Buckingham
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1532034350
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 594
  • File Pdf: a-ship-a-gale-a-mermaid-tale.pdf

Book Summary:

Captain Nathan Rothe is given an ultimatumsail now or never sail again. This forces Rothe to take his daughter on the dangerous voyage. During the voyage, Rothe and his crew encounter a vicious storm that brings much havoc and death to his ship. After suffering a great personal loss, Rothe embarks on a mission of relentless fury to seek revenge and the destruction of the one man he holds responsible. While on this journey, Rothe will make a discovery that will change his life forever.

Mermania: The Little Book of Mermaids

By Rachel Federman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0008362793
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 683
  • File Pdf: mermania.pdf

Book Summary:

Over 200 pages of legends, spells, facts and mermaid crafts!

Mermaids Fast Asleep

By Robin Riding
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Isbn : 1250256542
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 579
  • File Pdf: mermaids-fast-asleep.pdf

Book Summary:

Mermaids Fast Asleep is a stunning and lyrical bedtime picture book that looks at how mermaids sleep in the sea. This wonderful read-aloud book about mythlogical sea creatures is the perfect nighttime read for your little dreamer, with poetical text from writer Robin Riding and dreamy illustrations by Zoe Persico.

Julián Is a Mermaid

By Jessica Love
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Isbn : 1536214310
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 862
  • File Pdf: julián-is-a-mermaid.pdf

Book Summary:

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world. While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes — and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality.

Cali Plays Fair (Mermaids to the Rescue #3)

By Lisa Ann Scott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 1338267043
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 961
  • File Pdf: cali-plays-fair.pdf

Book Summary:

Fans of Rainbow Magic and Mermaid Tales will love this new series full of adventures under the sea!