The Mermaid Atlas

Merfolk of the World

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Anna Claybourne

Description

The Mermaid Atlas will be your ultimate companion in discovering all your merfolk facts!

All over the world, wherever there’s water, there are stories, legends and eyewitness accounts of mermaids. These magical, mesmerizing people of the deep have been well known for thousands of years, and almost every country and culture has a tale to tell about them. People have written, sung and passed on rumours about mermaids since ancient times, and often reported their own mermaid encounters, too.

Do you know the facts and stories surrounding the magical and, often elusive, world of mermaids? This gorgeously illustrated new book includes everything you wanted to know about these mysterious and captivating creatures. Discover their secrets in this beautiful compendium, written by children’s author Anna Claybourne and illustrated throughout by award-winning Spanish illustrator Miren Asiain Lora.

The colourful spreads will take you on an-around-the-world journey, starting in Europe and the warm Mediterranean to the icy Baltic, as well as through countless isles, lakes and waterfalls, continuing to Africa with its immense lakes, cave pools and swampy deltas. Asia is the next stop with its thousands of islands, beaches, rivers and lakes while Oceania, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean with its scattered islands, seems to be the perfect environment for these mysterious creatures. The journey ends with North and South America, where there are sightings of water spirits and fish-tailed ocean goddesses throughout the whole continent, home to the freezing Arctic, the tropical Caribbean as well as the world’s largest jungle.

The Mermaid Atlas will introduce you to the merfolk of the world, whether it’s the beautiful Selkies of the Scottish seas, the wily Iara of Brazil who love to outwit travellers or the fearful Ningyo of Japan who can give you eternal life.

Additional information

Weight 530 g
Dimensions 23.2 x 29.7 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 June 2020
Number of pages 48
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Miren Asiain Lora
Dimensions 23.2 x 29.7 cm
Weight 530 g

Anna Claybourne is a children's author who has written non-fiction books on a wide variety of topics and has retold several myths and legends.

Miren Asiain Lora is an award-winning illustrator, currently living in Buenos Aires. Miren has created beautiful illustrations for picture books, posters and more.