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Stories from the Sea James Riordan

Stories from the Sea

James Riordan

Published 1998

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ISBN : 9780789202826
Hardcover
80 pages
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 About the Book 

The danger and adventure of the sea are captured in nine traditional childrens stories from a variety of world cultures. With its sheer power and unpredictable moods, the sea is held in special regard by all cultures. It can be hugely destructive,MoreThe danger and adventure of the sea are captured in nine traditional childrens stories from a variety of world cultures. With its sheer power and unpredictable moods, the sea is held in special regard by all cultures. It can be hugely destructive, yet men and women have placed their homes upon its shores and been fed by it- for the merchant it has always been the means to reach other lands, to trade goods and gain experience, to invent and adapt new kinds of ocean-going vessels- and it has brought nations together, making them feel part of the greater world and teaching them respect for the customs of others.This collection of folk tales from around the world is set in and around the sea. Some stories, such as Hans Christian Andersens The Little Mermaid, are well known. Some-such as Why the Sea is Salty-pose age-old questions- others cast up all kinds of good and evil sea spirits-mermaids, giants, sea gods, and water nymphs. Brimming with mystery, excitement and adventure, all of these tales are linked by an awe and respect for the seas majesty and power-a feeling which is shared by people the world over.The Abbeville Anthology series for children features adventurous and enlightening stories rooted in the traditions of many world cultures. Each explores a different theme, and opens up new worlds of wonder. Other books in this captivating series include Mother and Daughter Tales and Stories from the Stars. Meant to be read aloud to youngsters or read independently by older children, these collections will find a permanent place on your familys bookshelf!Other Details: Full-color illustrations on every page 80 pages 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 Published 1998