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Julian Is a Mermaid


In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.

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? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality. Hardcover, 40 pages.

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    LK
    07/16/2021
    Lynne K.
    United States United States
    Julian Is A Mermaid

    Gorgeous book and art! Beautiful story of imagination and unconditional love.

    07/22/2021
    de Young & Legion of Honor Museum Stores

    Thank you so much for your kind review, we're delighted you enjoy the book!