Julian Is A Mermaid

Julian Is A Mermaid

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While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julian 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 Julian 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 Julian sees himself?
Publisher: London : 2018. Walker Books,
ISBN: 9781406380637
Branch Call Number: E LOVE


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LoganLib_Kirra Jul 03, 2018

A beautifully illustrated children's book with a great theme of acceptance and enjoying what makes you happy even if it's different!

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strangegazelle Oct 04, 2018

Echoing what everyone else here has already said, the illustrations are superb - taking advantage of a soft, sort-of-muted color palette. It's a sweet look at identity and self expression as well.

JCLBeckyC Sep 25, 2018

Luscious illustrations help tell the magical story of a boy who discovers something special about himself with the help of his beautiful abuela and some mesmerizing mermaids. Author Jessica Love's body positive picture book is a lesson in love of all shapes and sizes.

LibrarianDjaz Aug 31, 2018

When Julián sees a group of mermaids on the subway, he's entranced. He decides to become one. With the help of his abuela, he completes his mermaid attire and they head to the mermaid parade together.

LPL_MeredithW Aug 05, 2018

A sweet, beautifully illustrated story of family acceptance and joy.

Jul 27, 2018

Julian is a beautiful mermaid, and this is a beautiful book.

ArapahoeWinnie Jul 26, 2018

LOVED this book! Beautiful illustrations, few words and lots of opportunities to imagine. Very fun.

ArapahoeMary Jul 16, 2018

In spare text and absolutely gorgeous illustrations, Julián fulfills his dream of being a mermaid.

ArapahoeSteffen Jul 12, 2018

The best of it's kind.
This book should be read to any and every child with an imagination by any adult with one.

ArapahoeBridget Jul 07, 2018

The art in this book is amazing, and the story is beautifully sweet. A warm, swirly, mermaid filled summer read!

ArapahoeLesley Jul 06, 2018

Lovely picture book. Beautiful drawings, minimal words, filled with imagination.

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