The Mermaid of Zennor by Charles Causley, Michael Coleman
  

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The Mermaid of Zennor by Charles Causley, Michael Coleman

On the rugged Cornish coast, where the land meets the sea, lies the village of Zennor. Here, there are stories and whispers of a villager capturing the heart of a mysterious and beautiful stranger - a stranger from the sea - a mermaid! From a landscape rich with myth and magic comes this traditional folk tale, retold by master poet Charles Causley and illustrated by award-winning artist Michael Foreman. 'A simple, magical story which enters your heart and stays there.' Books For Keeps 'Causley's prose is beautifully spare and unsentimental, and the illustrations glow with lyrical detail.' Independent

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About the Author

Charles Causley was born in Cornwall, and apart from six years spent in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, lived there all his life. He was one of Britain's foremost poets, writing for both adults and children. He was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1967 and appointed CBE in 1986. In 1987 he won the Kurt Maschler Award for Jack the Treacle Eater and in 1990 the Ingersoll/T.S. Eliot Award of America. Charles Causley died in 2003. Michael Foreman was born in the fishing village of Pakefield in Suffolk. At age 15 he went to study at the Lowestoft School of Art, later moving to the Royal College of Art where he won a scholarship to the US. Michael has illustrated well over 100 books for children, including work by Roald Dahl, Michael Morpurgo and Angela Carter. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Prize, the Kurt Maschler Award and the Children's Book Award. Michael lives in London and regularly visits St. Ives, Cornwall.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Charles Causley, Michael Coleman
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Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

3rd May 2012

ISBN

9781408319543


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