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The mermaid and the shoe

by Campbell, K. G. 1966-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 12 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Cam
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Campbell
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E CAM
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E CAMPBELL
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC CAMPBELL
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In this delightful picture book, Minnow seems to be the only one of King Neptune's fifty mermaid daughters who has no particular skill or accomplishments. That is, except for her persistence in asking many, many questions. 'Why don't crabs have fins?' 'Where do bubbles go?' 'What lies beyond the kingdom?' But one day, as Minnow is drifting in the ocean all alone, a single red woman's shoe, 'the loveliest thing she'd ever seen,' floats toward her seemingly from out of nowhere. Never having seen a shoe before, Willow becomes intrigued by what it might be. When no one in the kingdom can tell her, she sets off on a quest to find out and, along the way, uncovers answers to many of the things that have been vexing her, including what her true purpose is! Award-winning author and illustrator K. G. Campbell beautifully captures the watery world of his mermaids with soft blues and greys, long hair rippling in the currents and lots of bubbles. Young readers will chuckle knowingly at Minnow's mi
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Campbell, the illustrator of Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal-winning Flora and Ulysses, crafts a mermaid story that shares a few superficial similarities with that of a certain redheaded Disney character from under the sea. Minnow doesn't quite fit in with her sisters, and she's full of questions, especially about a mysterious object (a red shoe) that drifts down from the world above. Minnow's search for answers eventually takes her to the surface, where she spies a gangly, gap-toothed human girl, and all becomes clear: "Minnow finally knew exactly what the lovely things were for. Concealed within was another set of... hands." Using watercolor and pencil crayon, Campbell paints Minnow and her 50 sisters as identical waifs, with delicate yellow-green tails, pale skin, paler hair, and a pair of tiny clamshells on their otherwise bare torsos. The result is an eerie emphasis on their inhumanity. Luckily, the artwork is also full of subtle humor-Campbell definitively answers the question of what a shrugging octopus looks like-and the story solidly delivers its message about the value of inquisitiveness, adventurousness, and storytelling. Ages 3-7. Agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Mermaids -- Juvenile fiction.
Curiosity -- Juvenile fiction.
Mermaids -- Fiction.
Curiosity -- Fiction.
Publisher Toronto, ON :2014
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781554537716
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