Julián Is A Mermaid

Julián Is A Mermaid

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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?
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763690458
0763690457
Branch Call Number: E FIC LOVE
Characteristics: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

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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.

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rixonkj
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.
SUPERB.

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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clair88
Jul 05, 2018

One of the most stunning picture books of 2018, hands-down, and we're just halfway through the year! Every tiny detail in this book is so lovely - from the endpapers changing from a swimming pool in the front to a blue ocean full of mermaids in the back, to the recurring patterns (the fish with the necklace & Julián's abuela's dress)... You could pore over this for hours and still find something new and beautiful on each page. The fact that the story itself is so warm and loving, on top of the fantastic illustrations, makes this a book I will be telling everyone about this year (and beyond).

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