The Secret Lives of Mermaids (The Secret Lives Series) (Hardcover)

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The Secret Lives of Mermaids (The Secret Lives Series) (Hardcover)

By Anuk Tola, Anja Susanj (Illustrator)


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This gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book by Professor Anuk Tola (Merperson researcher from the Institute of Merperson) explores the histories and cultures of merpeople. Learn about scientific innovation such as the bladderwack grass that lets merpeople know how clean the waters are, as well as traditional clothing and accessories from ancient mer-civilizations around the world!

— Becca

Dive in to discover all there is to know about mermaids in this beautifully illustrated book. But wait - if you thought mermaids were fantasy creatures who existed only in myth and fairytale, think again! New research has uncovered what a rich and varied group of beings they are.

The famed merologist Professor Tola's great work covers everything from their long and sinewy tails to the magical properties of merpeople from the Pacific Ocean to the frozen Arctic. Merperson researchers from the Institute of Merology have discovered a secret underwater kingdom where these magical beings swim, play, learn and sing. Now you can become a mermaid expert too!
"Professor Anuk Tola" is the pseudonym for series writer Angela Sangma Francis. Angela Sangma Francis is a children's book writer of non-fiction and fiction. She is the author of Everest, which was selected 'Outstanding Science Book' by the Children's Books Council (2019), and received a special mention at the Bologna Ragazzi Awards 2019. She is also author of The Secret Lives of... series published by Flying Eye Books. Alongside her writing work, Angela has worked editorially with publishers including Thames and Hudson, Tate Books, Little Gestalten, and Phaidon.

Anja Sušanj is originally from coastal Croatia, so it's only natural she gets along so well with fish! She received an MA in illustration at the University of the Arts London and has been doing illustration ever since. She has a passion for nature's shapes and old stories and legends. This will be her first book.
Product Details ISBN: 9781911171874
ISBN-10: 1911171879
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Publication Date: May 4th, 2021
Pages: 72
Language: English
Series: The Secret Lives Series