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Created: 11th March, 2019

Julian is a Mermaid

Author: Jessica Love
Illustrator: Jessica Love
Publisher: Walker

Captivated by the sight of three women dressed as mermaids he sees on the train, Julian declares to his Nana that he is a mermaid too. While Nana takes a bath, Julian creates his own mermaid costume, and then the pair of them join a joyous parade of people dressed as sea creatures.

At the heart of this picture book is the understanding between Julian and his Nana about freedom to be who you desire to be. The text is minimal and much of the subtlety of the story and its message is conveyed through the facial expressions and body language of the two main protagonists.

Also: Julian at the Wedding (9781406398465), Walker £7.99

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