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- DescriptionLong ago, on the tiny Venetian island of Bura, the villagers were starving. Brave Gianni sets out into the icy lagoon to catch fish to feed his people, leaving his fiancee Nicoletta to pray for his safe return. Gianni tries to catch fish for hours, but his net comes up empty every time. A sudden storm sweeps across the lagoon, washing Gianni overboard. He struggles to stay afloat. All hope seems lost until a beautiful mermaid appears in front of Gianni, bearing a gift that will change the lives of the people of Bura forever. This story is a beautiful adaptation of the Italian folktale of how Bura began crafting its famous lace. Rich, intricate illustrations by ted illustrator Traci Van Wagoner complement the delicate tale. Readers young and old will appreciate the resourcefulness and devotion of Gianni and Nicoletta in this title, destined to be a classic.
- Author BiographyTraci Van Wagoner earned bachelor of fine arts degrees in illustration and advertising design from Utah State University and in toy design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. In addition to book illustration, Van Wagoner writes, designs toys and characters, and paints portraits. She is a long-standing member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. Van Wagoner lives in New York City, where she and her husband run their product development company, Imagine That! Design.
- Author(s)Claudia McAdam
- PublisherPelican Publishing Co
- Date of Publication02/09/2015
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationGretna, LA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPelican Publishing Co
- Content Note31 colour illus.
- Weight392 g
- Width254 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Illustrator(s)Traci Van Wagoner
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- mgia421626 Jan, 2017by
The Mermaids Tale
An enchanting & beautifully illustrated story
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