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  • ISBN: 9780060238766
  • ISBN10: 0060238763

A Treasury of Mermaids: Mermaid Tales from Around the World

by Climo, Shirley

  • List Price: $17.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Publish date: 01/01/2000
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A catch of international mermaids, from a Japanese ningyo and a Swiss nix to an Irish merrow and an Alaskan nuquot, swim through the pages of this elegant gift volume. Drawing on the folklore of diverse cultures, renowned author Shirley Climo presents a multifaceted view of merfolk, exploring the promises and perils of meeting these creatures. Accompanied by stunning paintings from the brushes of Jean and Mou-sien Tseng, the stories in this collection are woven together with insightful introductions comparing and contrasting the myths of many lands. Lavishly designed and illustrated, this beautiful book is the definitive collection of mermaid lore.
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