Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 12
- Grade: 3 to 7
The book mermaids-in-training have been waiting for. From history and folklore to recipes and tips for ocean preservation, as well as profiles and original illustrations of mer-maidens from around the world, The Mermaids Handbook features everything you need to know to follow the mermaid way of life.
Over 40 healthy and accessible recipes, developed by author Taylor Widrig of Mermaid Fare, a Nova Scotia–based company specializing in wild and cultivated sea vegetables, include scrumptious starters like Mermaid Kaiso Seaweed Salad, new classics like Dulse, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich and Creamy Wakame Casserole, as well as healthy snacks like Smoothie Bowls and Energy Bites, and even homemade beauty products, such as the Coconut Sea Hair Mask—for that salty sea-hair.
Includes an introduction by Dr. Alan Critchley with everything you've ever wanted to know about seaweeds and original 2-colour illustrations by artist Briana Corr Scott (The Book of Selkie).
About the authors
Taylor Widrig is the creator of Mermaid Fare, a Nova Scotia–based company specializing in wild and cultivated sea vegetable production. She has a background in culinary arts, recipe development, and health and wellness, and has worked in galleys around the world as a private yacht chef. She is an advocate for increased awareness of sea vegetables as a secure, sustainable food source and environmental preservation. The Mermaid Handbook is her first book.
Briana Corr Scott as born in Salem, MA, and grew up in New Hampshire. Her love of painting began early in life, and continued during her studies at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in 2006, where she lives with her husband and three young children. She now works from a home studio, and her paintings and poems are inspired by the natural world, particularly the Nova Scotia coast. She Dreams of Sable Island is her first book.