Mermaid Tales from Around the World

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Mermaid Tales from Around the World

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  • Title: Mermaid Tales from Around the World
  • Author: Mary Pope Osborne Troy Howell
  • ISBN: 059044378X
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ on said:

      OMG guys!!!! Look!!! Mermaids!!!!!So I found this as I was cleaning out an old closet and totally forgot that I stole this from a library when I lived in Virginia a decade ago. Shhhhhh.n't tell Erica.So I decided to delve in. I've been in a mermaid place lately. I need to get in touch with my people.After all, I am one of them you know.As a whole I was pretty disappointed by this anthology. Why do so many mermaid tales involve loving a man from the land? So many of these tales paint mermaids as [...]

    2. Loren on said:

      Before The Magic Treehouse books, Mary Pope Osborne collected these stories of water nymphs from around the world. I liked the inclusion of unusual stories like "Menana of the Waterfall" (a Romeo & Juliet tale set among the Ottawas) and "The Sea Princess of Persia" and the Japanese "The Serpent and the Sea Queen," alongside more familiar stories about Melusine and the little mermaid, who is nameless in this version and turns to seafoam when her love goes unrequited. This isn't so much a book [...]

    3. Darlene on said:

      Aside from the fact that I don't particularly like short stories, this book redeemed itself with beautiful pictures. I love the fact that in the back of the book, you can find out about each of the stories in more depth. But each story is a page to four pages, with enough pictures to keep it interesting. The fonts made it fairly easy for me to read. And may I mention it again, the pictures broke all that up for me.This is a BookCrossing book. BCID: 50011493106 if there are no objections, I think [...]

    4. Starbubbles on said:

      This was a nice collection of stories coupled with wonderful illustrations. The stories were summarized well, with a nice variety of places to pull from. I was disappointed that Die Lorelei was not the German story, but the millpond one was pretty good. An extremely fast read and nice intro to mermaid tales that you may or may not be familiar with.

    5. Marissa Elera on said:

      This is a collection of twelve tales featuring mermaid/merman figures from around the world. The stories featured are French, North American Indian, Greek, Irish, Ukrainian, Nigerian, Japanese, English, Chinese, Iranian, German, and Danish. In her introduction, Osborne comments on her research process for the collection, remarking on how in every water maid tale she found from all over the world, the mermaid figure was depicted as a strong female character. She explains that she only reworked th [...]

    6. Dolly on said:

      This is a fairly long anthology of mermaid stories from various cultures. They aren't of Disney ilk and I think that was wonderful, but it was a little confusing for our girls. When I read "The Little Mermaid" to them, they complained that it wasn't the 'original' story (which for them, of course, was the Disney version.) They didn't really understand why mermaids weren't all beautiful, kind and sweet in these stories, but they did enjoy the tales. I thought the stories were wonderful and I love [...]

    7. Ariana on said:

      I remember reading this book as a little girl. My sisters and I would go to our local library and check this book out over and over again. Beautifully illustrated tales of mermaid from different cultures. My favorite was Menana of the Waterfall.

    8. Jessie on said:

      Beautifully illustrated book, wide selection of tales that elicited emotions despite their brevity. I wouldn’t recommend this for young children, most of the tales end tragically, but would recommend to anyone with an interest in mermaid stories. ❤️

    9. C.M.L. on said:

      I definitely checked this book out from the school library every Friday for two or three school years.

    10. RavenProphet on said:

      I always loved mermaids. I first read this book when i was younger and some of them scared me or made me sad and others I really liked.

    11. Rebecca Ostrega on said:

      This is my third traditional tale book review:This book has short mermaid tales from around the world, so the one I chose was "The Enchanted Cap". It is an Irish tale and I actually loved reading how the theme of mermaids have been told all around the world. The illustrations all correlate to the country in which the story comes from. For example, the Greek tale's pictures are similar to images found on ancient pottery. The Japanese tale depicts dragons and traditional clothing. The Irish tale i [...]

    12. Joanna on said:

      Yes, another mermaid book - and a new favorite! I hadn't heard a lot of these stories before. Some I had - like the Nigerian "The Fish Husband". I remember an African storyteller used to come to our school and that was one of my favorite stories he told. The way his ended was slightly more ambiguous and bittersweet, though - the girl simply walks into the river and "was never seen again". But the river thereafter bore water lilies, which are her and her fish husband's children. I like how Mary P [...]

    13. Cassie Olds-benton on said:

      These stories from around the world are not Disney-fied versions, but are very true to the originals from their countries. Not all mermaids are the same either. This book would be better to read together with your children, so when they find out that a mermaid can look like a fish you can have a lively discussion about that!

    14. Kit Kat on said:

      This book contained short stories about mermaids. It was definitely an awesome read. I got this book as a gift from my Elementary school and I enjoyed each and every one of the unique stories. My favorite one was the one where the mermaid cannot tell her husband that she is a mermaid, but he finds out anyway. These stories exceeded my expectations and I will definitely read them again.

    15. Nicole on said:

      I love the array of sea people tales they picked, and they that were, in fact from around the world, not just one token not-white culture and then a bunch from Europe (though there were a few from Europe).

    16. Alex on said:

      This was such a great collection of mermaid tales. It was really interesting to see how many cultures took the same mermaid legend and made it their own.Also, the artwork before each story was gorgeous!Thanks to the bibliography in the back, I now have a lot more books on my to-read list

    17. RumBelle on said:

      This collection was varied in tone, and locale. It was a really interesting cross section of mermaid tales from many different cultures and time periods. The illustrations were extraordinary, vibrant and so alive.

    18. Jacqueline on said:

      I spent an entire summer obsessed with this book and it's artwork when I was young. I was so happy to find a copy to share with my boyfriends daughter. She loves the artwork just as much! I guess some girls just never stop loving mermaids.

    19. Lia on said:

      Really interesting artwork in this book. The artist works with the style of art from each country that the tales come from. Stories are not what you usually find. Enjoyable.

    20. Blackmonk001 on said:

      By no means exhaustive in nature, the book is written more like a kind of kids' introduction to mermaid folklore. It's quick and easily digested. Start to finish in one reading.

    21. Samantha on said:

      I never though of Native Americans or Africans having mermaid legends

    22. Becca on said:

      Emily loved this book. We read it aloud to her. It did have some tales that were a bit gruesome seeming to me (mostly people being suicidal and drowning themselves after their mermaid friend left).

    23. Amanda on said:

      This was one of the mermaid books that was read and reread all throughout my childhood. And by read I mean the pictures were looked at seriously.

    24. Mikaylah on said:

      I really liked some of these stories.And the illustrations were beautiful.

    25. Kami on said:

      Who can resist Mermaid tales? Especially ones that stay true to the original--i.e. the little mermaid dies. Anyway, my 9 yr. daughter loved them and I enjoyed them too.

    26. Jess on said:

      Lovely, with a far-reaching and unique collection of stories that surpass current mermaid cliches. Menana and the waterfall was my favorite- her retelling was exquisite.

    27. Kristen Mohr on said:

      I've said it before and I'll say it again. Mermaids=terrifying.

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