Mermaid Dance by Marjorie Rose Hakala
Book DescriptionWhen the first snow falls on the first day of winter, the snow men, snow women, and snow children come out to have a special party. With breathtaking pastel illustrations and a simple, enchanting story, this is the perfect book for a snowy day.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781934706282
(235mm x 304mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Blue Apple Books
Publisher: Blue Apple Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
US Kirkus Review » Hakala's enchanting tale explores the fantastical world of mermaids. As evening arrives and the tide rises high, a school of colorful mermaids gathers at the shore. These fey creatures adorn the coast with ocean treasures for their midnight feast. After dining on the sea's bounty, the mermaids dance among the waves in a celebration of the summer solstice. Gentle text that mimics the steady rhythm of the sea offers readers a soothing lullaby. Jones's pastel illustrations provide a lush background for the beguiling tale. A vivid palette illuminates the intensity of the ocean at dusk. His layered, luminescent pictures present a unique perspective of activity both above and below the surface. This bewitching combination of ethereal paintings and fanciful text invites readers to contemplate the secrets of the sea long after the book is closed. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Marjorie Rose Hakala
Author: Harriet Ziefert is the author of many children's books. The mother of two and grandmother of four, she lives in South Orange, New Jersey. Artist: Mark Jones was born in Switzerland, grew up in Florida, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and has never built a snowman. This is his first picture book.
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