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The Secret History of Mermaids Hardcover – September 8, 2009
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"The Secret History of Mermaids and Creatures of the Deep is a MUST. It is by far one of the most visually appealing and engaging books I have seen in a long time."
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With that thwarted desire in mind, Professor Berk has contrived with the Oceanic powers to reveal the enchantments, language, and lives of the merfolk and other sea folk. Under his guidance we wander through a Mer village, examine the lore of shells, mirrors and mermaid grooming tips. It is a pity that mermaids are so shy that of all the fabulous illustrations, almost none are of the maids themselves. Instead there are fold-outs, envelopes, tail-flips decoded and charms defined.
As with the other books in this series, the reader is assumed to be a young person of good intelligence and reading skills, with an interest in the mysteries and enchantments of the world, although adults will find it equally fascinating on every page. In amongst the fanciful content is a rich trove of legendary matter, from Atlantis to seamen's tales to circus hoaxes. It's a book the reader can return to again and again for all the little things you miss the first time through. Open it anywhere, and find a world of music and wonder.
I did not know what to expect but this wasn't it and I am THRILLED!!!!
It is so different and very awesome...
I love the book.
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Absolutely beautiful . My 7 year old is fascinated with Mermaids and this is the perfect companion to begin the journey to knowledge, reading and understanding . Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Dominguez
It's beautiful! You don't realize it until you get it but there are actual gems on the front of the book. :) The art is so pretty and just a beautiful book. Thank you!Published 2 months ago by Catherine
I got this for my daughter. This book is beautiful and tells all about mermaids. My daughter loves mermaids so she found this book very interesting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Deneen M. Lotz
I cannot say enough good things about this book. It's gorgeous! It's beautiful! It's fun! I never really liked reading as a kid, but if I had had books like this, wow, I'd have... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sarah
This is a wonderful and detailed book for mermaid lovers! Very realistic and talks about the environment and keeping the oceans clean. Great book my 9 year old daughter is in love!Published 5 months ago by Autumn Skye Franklin
Christmas gift for my niece, she really loved it and is an avid reader. Thank you!Published 5 months ago by Dianne
Christmas present for my mermaid fanatic wife. She adores it. Great, really creative book.Published 7 months ago by Morgan Bellwether