Julián Is a Mermaid

by Jessica Love

Hardcover, 2018

Collection

Publication

Candlewick (2018), Edition: Illustrated, 40 pages

Description

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?

Awards

A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book (Picture Books — 2018)
Georgia Children's Book Award (Finalist — Picturebook — 2021)
BCCB Blue Ribbon Book (Picture Books — 2018)
Kentucky Bluegrass Award (Nominee — 2020)
Red Clover Book Award (Nominee — 2020)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2018

Physical description

40 p.; 10.25 inches

ISBN

0763690457 / 9780763690458

Pages

40
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