Dive in to discover all there is to know about mermaids in this beautifully illustrated myths book.
Dive in to discover all there is to know about mermaids in this beautifully illustrated myths book. But wait - if you thought mermaids were fantasy creatures who existed only in myth and fairytale, think again! New research has discovered they are a rich and varied group of beings.
The famed merologist Professor Tola’s great work covers everything from their long and sinewy tails to the magical properties of merpeople from the Pacific Ocean to the frozen Arctic. Merperson researchers from the Institute of Merology have discovered a secret underwater kingdom where these magical beings swim, play, learn and sing. Now you can become a mermaid expert too!
But perhaps the most important section is the final one which examines how and why the oceans are changing, how that is affecting them and what we, as humans, can do to protect both them and their environment. Mermaids (and unicorns) continue to be a source of fascination for many, particularly young girls, and this is a really imaginative way to introduce them to the concept of ocean conservation as well as non fiction generally. To build a complete world in this way, albeit one based on a fantasy, is a clever way to make the reader stop and think about what might live between the waves and pause before they chuck their plastic bag in the water or let their balloons go into the sky.