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Julian Is a Mermaid - Jessica Love

Julian Is a Mermaid

Paperback Published: 1st May 2019
ISBN: 9781406386424
Number Of Pages: 40
For Ages: 4+ years old

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A glimpse of three women dressed as mermaids leaves one boy filled with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.

While riding the subway home with his Nana 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 carriage. When Julian gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies and making his own fabulous mermaid costume. But what will Nana think about the mess he makes – and even more importantly – what will she think about how Julian sees himself?

Book Features:

  • A timely, non-didactic book that will be welcomed by young non-binary readers.
  • A story about the power of self-confidence, acceptance and being true to oneself, embracing the mermaid within us all.
  • The muted yet richly inky colour palette and frameless city-and-dream-scapes of Jessica's artwork match perfectly the transcendence of the story.
About the Author

Jessica Love is an illustrator and Broadway actress. She has a BA in studio art from the University of California, as well as a graduate degree from Juilliard. Julian Is A Mermaid is her first picture book.

Industry Reviews

"Every choice Jessica Love makes imbues the story with charm, tenderness and humor"
New York TImes Book Review

"[C]elebratory and ground-breaking"
The Sunday Times Culture/The Sunday Times Ireland

"The stand-out title this month is a picture book, Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love. [...] In the bravura feat of understated storytelling, the richness of Julian's free-floating imagination is caught in images layered with colour, movement, muscle and life, celebrating black and Latino experience. Julian invents a tail and flowing hair, and Nana's acceptance, as she accompanies him on a wild parade of mermaids, will leave the reader filler with joy."
The Guardian

"Capturing the simple, joyful playfulness of a gender creative young boy and his wonderful grandmother this is one of the most heart-moving and beautifully illustrated children's picture books we've ever read. [...] This book is a luminous carnival of joy."
Attitude

ISBN: 9781406386424
ISBN-10: 1406386421
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st May 2019
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 25.1  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.2

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