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The Mermaid Handbook

The Mermaid Handbook

A Guide to the Mermaid Way of Life, Including Recipes, Folklore, and More
by Taylor Widrig
illustrated by Briana Corr Scott
introduction by Dr. Alan Critchley
edition:Paperback
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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.

Book Description

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).

Barefoot Helen and the Giants

Barefoot Helen and the Giants

by Andy Jones
illustrated by Katie Brosnan
edition:Paperback
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Andy Jones's hilarious new folktale adaptation/middle reader is jam-packed with adventure and tales of adventure. It celebrates brave and resourceful girls, blended families, and storytelling itself.

Book Description

A hilarious new folktale adaptation from Andy Jones, with brave and resilient girls, evil giants, a magical cat, a storytelling hotel, and hairy feet.


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