Mermaid's Gift, The by Claudia McAdam
  

Mermaid's Gift, The

Written by Claudia McAdam
Illustrated by Traci Van Van Wagoner

Synopsis

Mermaid's Gift, The by Claudia McAdam

Out of a bitter storm comes a gift that saves a village. In this adaptation of an Italian folktale, the young fisherman Gianni braves the thawing, ice-bound lagoon of Burano to catch fish to feed the starving people of his island. His fiancee, Nicoletta, prays for his safety. Gianni, swept from his fishing boat, is rescued by a mermaid who whips the water into a length of elegant lace, which she gives to Gianni for Nicoletta's wedding veil. This gorgeously illustrated tale recounts the mythical origins of Burano lace, whose production has long been a vital part of the island's economy and vibrant culture, ensuring the islanders would never go hungry. The lace is still famed throughout the world for its scalloped, wave-like patterns.

About the Author

Traci Van Wagoner earned bachelor of fine arts degrees in illustration and advertising design from Utah State University and in toy design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. In addition to book illustration, Van Wagoner writes, designs toys and characters, and paints portraits. She is a long-standing member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. Van Wagoner lives in New York City, where she and her husband run their product development company, Imagine That! Design.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5 to 8 years

Author

Claudia McAdam
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Publisher

Pelican Publishing Co

Publication date

2nd September 2015

ISBN

9781455621088


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