The Secret History of Mermaids and Creatures of the Deep

Buy from Penguin Random House:

The Secret History of Mermaids and Creatures of the Deep
Written by _Multiple or No Contributors
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 076364515X
ISBN-13: 9780763645151
Our Price: $17.99

Buy from any of the following retailers:


Indiebound
Indiebound

Find a local retailer:


 

How to buy

more titles by Ari Berk

more titles by Wayne Anderson

more titles by Gary Chalk

more titles by Virginia Lee

more titles by Matt Dangler

Wayne Anderson’s bio



Bookmark and Share
 
The Secret History of Mermaids and Creatures of the Deep

authors: Ari Berk
illustrators: Wayne Anderson; Gary Chalk; Virginia Lee; Matt Dangler

Since ancient times, seafarers and coast-dwellers the world over have reported encounters with merpeople. Variously known as Finfolk, Dinny Mara, Nereids, Blue Men, and Merrymaids, merfolk have been the source of both gifts and disasters for humankind. This lavishly illustrated resource offers insight into the lives, origins, language, and magic of these elusive peoples. Like a siren’s song, this fascinating tome is sure to enthrall all who fall under its spell. Special features include:
— paper novelties — including sundry flaps, booklets, and gatefolds
— a lavish cover with foil, embossing, and glittery jewels
— an elegant tassel dangling from the spine

From the loremaster who brought us The Secret History of Giants comes an intriguing chronicle revealing the mysterious ways of merfolk.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$17.99 / $23.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
076364515X /  9780763645151
on sale date:
09/2009
type/format:
Novelty Books / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 6 11/16" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Legends, Myths, Fables; Fantasy & Magic; Animals; Monsters; Mermaids;
author’s comments:
Ari Berk is a writer, visual artist, and scholar of literature, folklore, and myth. He has written everything from academic works on ancient cultures to popular books about myths for children and adults. A professor at Central Michigan University, Ari Berk has traveled widely and made friends (aquatic and otherwise) in many parts of the world.
 
browse by:

 
view options
   parent
 teacher/librarian
 bookseller