The Melancholic Mermaid

The Melancholic Mermaid

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Maude likes her two tails, until the other merchildren begin teasing her for being different. She doesn't think things can get worse. But then she is captured by a fisherman. Meanwhile, on land, Tony faces difficulties of his own. Born with webbed fingers, he too is an outcast. Hoping to find acceptance, he joins a circus, but the Ring Mistress is cruel and life there is unbearable . . . until the circus purchases the mermaid. Tony and Maude slowly become friends. Will they find a way to escape not only the terrible circus but also their own sorrows? Two unique characters and two different worlds mean twice the adventure in this new fairy tale with stunning art by Abigail Halpin.
Publisher: [Vancouver] : Simply Read Books, 2010
Description: 58 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781897476536
Branch Call Number: jsb Geor *
Additional Contributors: Halpin, Abigail.


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forbesrachel Aug 22, 2012

Beautiful illustrations accompany this beautiful story about a girl who finds a true friend.


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green_thumb Jan 10, 2015

After becoming trapped by the Ring Mistress for a circus, a lonely mermaid and a human fisher-boy with webbed fingers become friends and save each other. This is a lovely story with beautiful illustrations.

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