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The Mermaid by Jan Brett

The Mermaid

The Mermaid by Jan Brett
Hardcover
Aug 22, 2017 | 32 Pages
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    Aug 22, 2017 | 32 Pages | 4-8 years

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★ ”In this dazzling remix, Brett sets “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” under the sea. The bears turn into octopuses, dressed in the straw hats and indigo-dyed coats of rural Japan, and Goldilocks becomes Kiniro, a mermaid with black hair and golden scales (“kin-iro” is Japanese for gold). . . Brett’s brightly colored, highly detailed art shines in this aquatic setting as she embellishes the octopuses’ dwelling with shells, coral, and tropical fish that swim in and out of the windows. . .  Brett’s fans will rejoice, and she’ll make new ones, too.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“In an aquatic version of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” Kiniro, the beautiful mermaid, is intrigued by the mystique and beauty of [a] little seashell house. [. . . .] Not only is this fractured fairy tale a delight to read, there is also an adorable side story skillfully told in the border art as only Brett can. Set in the waters off of the coast of Okinawa, this colorful picture book is exquisite.”—School Library Journal

“[S]ure to please Brett’s fans.”—Kirkus

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