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The Book of Mermaids Hardcover – January 6, 2006
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"The quintessential encyclopedia of Mermaidology". Where they swim, how they play, what's hot and what's not in the captivating world of mermaid culture are just a few of the topics skillfully explored in The Book of Mermaids. It is the perfect choice for every true believer and mermaid lover. -- "True Believer" - Summit, NJ
A trip to the shore calls for The Book of Mermaids. Author/illustrator Patricia Saxton draws from many cultures and her own imagination to create a fanciful picture book on merfolk arts, language and family life. These sea creatures (half fish, half human) were revered in ancient times as powerful gods and continue to surface in popular culture. Youngsters will have a great time learning about mermaids' mystical tools (pearls and blue stones), weaving their own mermaid tales and poring over Saxton's shimmering mixed-media illustrations, which further heighten the magical quality of these legendary beings. -- Mary Quattlebaum for Washington Parent
For any girl who knows in her heart that mermaids simply and surely must exist, The Book of Mermaids is a must have. Not only does it confirm everything she always knew to be true, it gives a fantastic view, rippling with romance and realism, into the underwater world that seems only a tail-flick away. From merlore and history to details about merfamilies, merfashions and merfestivals, this book is a celebration of fantasy worthy of a reading during Jewel Time festivities. Beautiful, murky water-colored illustrations give a glimpse into a world we all wish to be real. -- Tracy Games McCafferty Library, American International School, Vienna, Austria
This book is an imaginative, delicious plunge into the cherished myth and magic of mermaids. Saxton's art sparks the imagination: her underwater world of fashion, culture and fun comes alive with color and depth. I love this book! It's the perfect gift for those who want to explore the myth of mermaids and believe in the possibilities. -- "Mer-fan" - Lake Sunapee, NH
About the Author
Patricia Saxton is an award-winning fine artist and graphic designer. She is the owner of Saxton Illustration & Design Studio in Summit, New Jersey. Images of Ms. Saxton’s work can be viewed at www.saxtongallery.com.
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Let a little mermaid fun and glamour inspire you while introducing the magical secrets mermaids have to offer. I can't say enough about this book...except, buy it and feel the magic mermaids bring!!
Other books on mermaids:
For Children: The Secret World of Mermaids (Secret World, The) by Francine Rose, Mermaids Most Amazing by Narelle Oliver
For Adults: Magickal Mermaids And Water Creatures: Invoke The Magick Of The Waters by D.J. Conway, Mermaids (Magical Beings) by Elizabeth Ratisseau