Julián Is A MermaidBook - 2018 | First edition
While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes -- and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780763690458 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: E LOVE OUR WORLD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
From Library Staff
After Julián and his abuela see a group of people dressed as mermaids on the subway, Julián decides to transform himself while Abuela is in the bath. Love's luminous art and simple text tell a sweet and subtle story of acceptance. Ages 3 - 8.
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