MERMAID DANCE by Marjorie Rose Hakala

MERMAID DANCE

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Age Range: 4 - 8

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)

Pub Date: June 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-934706-47-3
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Blue Apple
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2009




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