The Mermaid and the ShoeBook - 2014
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Aquamarines are the birthstone for March and in olden times, were said to be the treasure of mermaids. The word aquamarine comes from the Latin words for "water" and "the sea." March is an excellent month for sea creatures, whether real or make-believe and we have a whole host of books that are a perfect fit! The Mermaid The story of the Mermaid will sound familiar to fans of Goldilocks… (more)
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Mermaids are talented creatures. Just ask King Neptune. The merman has fifty (count ‘em) fifty daughters and every single one of them has a talent. Every single one . . . except perhaps Minnow. The youngest daughter, Minnow can’t garden or train fish or sing particularly well. Instead, she asks questions. Questions that nobody seems to know the answers to. One day, a strange red object falls from above. No one, not even Minnow’s stuck up sister Calypso, can say what it is or what it does. Inspired, Minnow goes up to the surface to discover its use. What she finds shocks her, but also gives her a true purpose. She’s not just the youngest daughter in her family any more. No, Minnow is an explorer through and through.
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