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Stories of Mermaids (Usborne Young Reading) Hardcover – June, 2009

4.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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'Irresistible for children learning to read' - Child Education Plus; 'The Usborne Young Reading Program has a lovely selection of classic tales adapted for younger readers. Graded in seven levels, these have just enough stretch in them and yet are not too overwhelming' - The Irish Sunday Independent; 'Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme' - Julia Eccleshare --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 and up
  • Grade Level: 2 and up
  • Series: Usborne Young Reading
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Pub Ltd (June 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 079452589X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0794525897
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,027,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By E. Hons on July 1, 2010
Format: Paperback
Although this book is rated for children age 9-12, I bought this to read to my 4-year-old daughter and she loves it. The book contains three stories: one in which a mermaid wins a race and then must solve a riddle, one in which a mermaid braves a haunted sunken ship to get medicine for her sick mother, and one in which a mermaid who loves to dance falls in love with a human and wants to live in his world. Here's why the book is so great: in the third story about the dancing mermaid, once the mermaid king temporarily grants the mermaid's wish to live as a human on land, she finds that while the dancing is great, she misses her mermaid world. When the king returns to ask for her final decision, her human love suggests that he should change into a mermaid so they can live happily together under the sea. For a slender chapter book, this book impressed me with its girl-centred stories.
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Format: Hardcover
Our twin daughters had just turned 3 when we got them this book. They are into the usual girly stuff, fairies, mermaids, princesses, unicorns, so we got this for the mermaids. This book will also make a nice beginning reader for when the girls get to that age, we like the Usborne First Reading and Young Reading books and have started to collect them for the girls (we prefer the First Reading to the Young Reading). I like the artwork, and it is a very high quality little hard cover book at a very low price for what you are getting. The Ghostly Galleon is a nice story, the last story about the mermaid wanting to dance is nice too, but I did not like the middle story at all about a race and a nasty mermaid trying to cheat. But the real reason I only gave it a 3 is that girls just never got into it that much, the whole book, much like all of the Young Reading series we've encountered, is just not memorable. But, if you've mermaid addicts, then add this attractive sturdy book to your collection.
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Format: Hardcover
Beautifully illustrated and nicely written. Easy read for children who are getting into chapter books but not ready to give up the pictures for the story.
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