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Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. These two haunting tales are brought to you from the ocean deep. We meet the good, the wicked, and the downright evil and through them we get a sense of the mesmerising power of the people who live in the sea. The origins of both stories come from traditional folklore but Beverley Naidoo has rewritten both of them, capturing their fairytale qualities but making them feel fresh and credible to contemporary readers.
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A wicked princess strikes a terrible bargain with the sea... a beautiful mermaid falls in love with a human. Two magical stories of the sea from the Carnegie Medal-winning author.
|Publication date:||22nd May 2008|
|Publisher:||Barrington Stoke Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
Beverley Naidoo was born into a white, middle-class family in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1943. She graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 1963. Her involvement with the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa led to her being imprisoned in solitary confinement for eight weeks at the age of 21. She left for England in 1965 and studied at the University of York with the help of a United Nations Bursary, training to become a teacher. Her first novel for children, Journey to Jo'burg, was published in 1985. A powerful portrayal of racism seen from a child's perspective, the book was banned in South Africa until 1991. ...More About Beverley Naidoo
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