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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 uMaude 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 Haplin....

Title : The Melancholic Mermaid
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ISBN : 9781897476536
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 58 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Melancholic Mermaid Reviews

  • Carey Hanson
    2018-10-22 05:38

    copyright 2010 grades 4-6 fantasyThis was a different book, and while I enjoyed it, it was not one of my favorites. Maude is a mermaid with two tails and Tony is a boy with webbed hands. Both are made fun of. Maude is captured for the circus and Tony saves her. It was written when author's father asked her what mermaid tears look like.You'll have to read the book to see.

  • Andrea French
    2018-11-02 04:47

    This is a lovely children's book - long enough to be a substantive story - and short enough to get through in one sitting. They are delightful characters, the writing is terrific (and we have the good fortune to meet the author!). Ryan (6) loves this book!

  • Shannon
    2018-11-17 01:51

    OMG I love emo hipster Maude and Tony. SO MUCH. This book doesn't take itself too seriously, which makes its message of tolerance, acceptance, and young-person angst work. At least, I don't THINK the book is meant to take itself too seriously... Loved the art.

  • Elaine
    2018-11-04 06:02

    This was a very strange book, and it seemed incomplete. A double-tailed mermaid is bullied and then ends up captured by the circus. A boy with webbed hands tries to save her. I did really enjoy the pictures, though.

  • Jen
    2018-10-21 03:58

    The cover of this book really grabbed me while I was shelving at the library, so I actually checked it out and took it home just to drool over the illustrations. So gorgeous! I would totally buy this just for the whimsical pictures.

  • ah
    2018-11-09 09:43

    like a modern fairytaleloved both text and pictures!Good read!

  • Margo
    2018-11-03 01:57

    So cute. :)

  • Nina
    2018-10-26 08:57

    Another lovely book from Kallie George. The art is beautiful. Perfect for young kids caught between wanting to be special and wanting to fit in. And for little kids who want to be mermaids.

  • Ruth
    2018-11-16 01:46

    Lovely. Some gorgeous illustrations in this and a good story.

  • moroccanadian
    2018-10-23 06:06

    I usually don't bother to add books I read to my 4 year old daughter here, but this one was excellent. Good story, beautiful illustrations. We adore it.

  • Claire
    2018-10-20 07:57

    This is just beautiful! I love this story. Plus to add to the magic, the illustrations are just amazing!Love it! I am buying my own copy.

  • Jessica
    2018-11-13 04:52

    A wonderful story with beautiful illustrations.

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-04 09:56

    A sweet story of friendship between two unlikely characters: a mermaid with two tails and a boy with webbed fingers and feet. I loved the illustrations.