Age Range: 8 and up
Hardcover: 41 pages
Publisher: Philomel; First Edition edition (May 18, 1998)
The Sea Man by Jane Yolen
When a small Dutch ship reels in an ailing merman from the sea, the ship's lieutenant insists on nursing the creature back to health, despite his crew's superstition that the merman is an ill omen, and earns a great boon.
"Full-page dark and shadowy illustrations that reflect the magical nature of the story are scattered throughout."-School Library Journal
"Nine softly shaded pencil drawings illustrate the story and reflect its understated style."-Booklist