The Mermaids' Lullaby by Kate Spohn

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Glitter sparkles on every page of this genuine treasure by Kate Spohn, whose work has been described as "truly extraordinary" by the Horn Book Reviewand "luminous" by Kirkus Reviews. This is a tender sea song, sung to sleepy mermaid babies by mer-mommies and mer-daddies. From the tapping of the sea urchins and the sound of bubbly voices to flashing fish and the circle of mermaid dancers, children will be lulled by words as soothing as lapping waves and captivated by art that is joyful and inviting.  

About Kate Spohn

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Kate Spohn was six years old when she drew a Dalmatian puppy and won tickets to the opening premier of the animated movie 101 Dalmatians. Growing up in the small country town of Falls Village, Connecticut, influenced her writing and artistic style. Her inspiration comes from her love of nature, critters, friendship, and beauty found in unexpected places. She received a BFA from Cooper Union. Today she is the author-illustrator of over 30 books. She is happy to live in New York City, where good friends, good music, good cupcakes, and good fashion are only a couple of blocks away.
Published May 26, 1998 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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The book closes with a celebration that the mer-folk conduct as their young head for dreamland (“Listen to the bubbly voices of mer-mommies and daddies/as they hang found-lost treasure in the ocean-ashed ballroom/and sweep shell shapes into the sandy floor”).

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