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Remarkables by [Lisa Mantchev, David Litchfield]

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In an enigmatic story, a boy snorkeling in the waters off a Coney Island-like amusement park has an unexpected encounter: "The world is a remarkable place, which means sometimes you go looking for a fish... and meet a mermaid instead," Mantchev writes pensively. In a sequence of wordless tableaus, the mermaid--nymphlike in Litchfield's enchanting art, with blue-green hair and a coppery tail--takes the boy to the ruins of her underwater home. On the surface, a circus is in full swing, full of revelers in long dresses and top hats. The mermaid and boy travel with the circus from city to city, the mermaid performing in small pools, then a glass aquarium. Readers may wonder at the mermaid's decision to give up the ocean for circus life, but the choice is clearly her own--as is her decision to eventually return home ("Sometimes we go looking for an adventure only to discover exactly where we belong").--Publishers Weekly "May 20, 2019 " --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Lisa Mantchev is the author of many picture books, including Strictly No Elephants, which garnered awards and rave reviews and is published in fourteen countries. The New York Times called it “a sunny, smart, tongue-in cheek tale.” Her latest, Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime!, received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews: “Jinx and the Doom will captivate readers with their irresistible fun.” Lisa lives on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state with her family. Visit her website at LisaMantchev.com.

David Litchfield is the author-illustrator of The Bear and the Piano, which won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in the illustration category and has sold in twenty-four countries. He is also the author-illustrator of Grandad’s Secret Giant and the illustrator of many books for young readers. He lives in England with his family. Visit his website at DavidLitchfieldIllustration.com.
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07P5H7K43
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books; Illustrated edition (10 September 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 19449 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
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Lisa Mantchev writes award-winning picture books for kids (STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS has been translated into eleven languages and turned into a musical!) speculative fiction for teens, and urban fantasy for grown-ups.

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Tomas Milo
5.0 out of 5 stars A remarkable combination of illustration and text
Reviewed in the United States on 21 September 2019
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Lyndal Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story with an amazing message
Reviewed in the United States on 4 October 2019
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PennyR
4.0 out of 5 stars A mermaid, a circus, and finding a family
Reviewed in the United States on 11 September 2019
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