The Melancholic Mermaid by Kallie George

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Maude likes her two tails, until the other merchildren begin teasing her for being different. She doesn't think things can get worse. But then she is captured by a fisherman. Meanwhile, on land, Tony faces difficulties of his own. Born with webbed fingers, he too is an outcast. Hoping to find acceptance, he joins a circus, but the Ring Mistress is cruel and life there is unbearable . . . until the circus purchases the mermaid. Tony and Maude slowly become friends. Will they find a way to escape not only the terrible circus but also their own sorrows? Two unique characters and two different worlds mean twice the adventure in this new fairy tale with stunning art by Abigail Haplin.

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Kallie George has her Masters of Children's Literature from UBC with a focus on folklore. She is an editor, teacher and writer who lives in Vancouver, BC. For more check out Halpin is an illustrator and graphic designer living in New England, a stone's throw from the Maine coastline. To see more of Abigail's work check out
Published April 12, 2011 by Simply Read Books. 58 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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6-9) Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 2010 ...

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I think if you have a patient younger child then it's a wonderfully rich story to share with them, but equally it would be a lovely story for mid-primary aged children to read by themselves.

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