THE LITTLE MERMAID WHO COULD NOT SING by Louis Slobodkin

THE LITTLE MERMAID WHO COULD NOT SING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another twist of Mr. Slobodkin's imagination compasses the gap between fantasy and reality and back again as Cynthia, the little mermaid who could not sing, becomes a natural fog warning for errant sailors. Though the sailors do not believe in mermaids nor the mermaids in sailors, Cynthia's singing teacher at the Blue Rocks school has her foggy-voiced pupil sing the school song every time the weather is bad. The sailors, whenever they hear the hoarse noise, give the area a wide berth. Watery colored pictures by the author show the maids, pretty and prim with their little tails flipping about in the sea scapes. Weak stitching in trade edition.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1956
Publisher: Macmillan