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Booklist: Mermaids

June 11th, 2011 (06:59 am)
thirsty

Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz

Splash into summer with these mermaid tails tales! I've included titles which feature sirens and selkies as well.

Classics
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Recommended for kids
Mermaid Sister by Mary Ann Fraser (picture book)
Fairy Realm #3: The Third Wish by Emily Rodda
Various stories related to Disney's The Little Mermaid
The Emily Windsnap series by Liz Kessler
- The Tail of Emily Windsnap
- Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep
- Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist
(This series is available as a boxed set called A Tangle of Tails)

Recommended for teens
Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
- Sequel: Fins Are Forever
More mermaid stories for kids
The Little Mermaid Who Could Not Sing by Louis Slobodkin
Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman
Mermaid Mary Margaret by Lynn E. Hazen
Thora by Gillian Johnson
Teenage Mermaid by Ellen Schreiber

Personal Notes

I strongly recommend Mermaid Park by Beth Mayall, which is not a fantasy at all, but rather a YA drama.

I love saying The Little Mermaid in Spanish: La Sirenita!

The Little Mermaid is my overall favorite Disney film. I love Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's score. I love Jodie Benson's voice. I love it all.

Though I appreciate the original story of The Little Mermaid, I can't stand the ending. If you don't know how it ends, go check it out.

Comments

Posted by: novel_tee (novel_tee)
Posted at: January 12th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)

I read about Mermaid Park either here or somewhere else and got curious about the author and what kinds of books she usually writes, only to find that this was the first book that she published over at least three years ago and she hasn't had one since, which seems to be a shame. In any case, I'll try to check it out when I can. It kind of reminds me of Chuck's aunts on Pushing Daisies, who used to be synchronized swimmers.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 13th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
Samantha Spade

Such a good book.

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