The Mermaid Atlas: Merfolk of the World by Anna Claybourne and illustrated by Miren Asiain Lora

Book Description

Magical and mysterious, the merfolk of the world are notoriously elusive, but this enchanting compendium will reveal their secrets. Learn all about the beautiful selkies of the Scottish seas, the wily iara of Brazil who love to outwit travelers, and the fearful Ningyo of Japan who can give you eternal life. This captivating book features a mix of mermaid “facts” and short retellings of some of the most magical and enticing traditional merfolk tales.

My Review

This book takes you on a Mermaid discovery adventure, one continent at a time. Following the beautifully illustrated maps and story inserts, you get to read about a wide range of Merfolk that will be new to most people.

While the illustrations are absolutely attractive for anyone, I think the language used comes across as more appropriate for late elementary/early middle-grade. As an adult, I was also able to enjoy the stories and will be looking into many of them.

A beautiful book filled with captivating summaries of Merfolk from around the world.

Book Details

Title: The Mermaid Atlas: Merfolk of the World
Author: Anna Claybourne
Illustrator: Miren Asiain Lora
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Published: August 11th 2020 by Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781786275844
Where: If you’d like to find out where the book is sold, please check Goodreads.

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