Book Feature - The Mermaid by Christina Henry
So many great things come together in this book. One of my favorite fairy tales growing up, The Little Mermaid, meets P.T. Barnum in my favorite genre of book: historical fiction. I wish I was one of those speed readers so that I could read every book ever offered to me, every book that sparked my interest, every book in the world (let's be honest...I want to read them all.) Please, someone read this book for me and make me insanely jealous that I just don't have time right now. I might sneak this one on the plane the next time I travel, I bet I'll fly right through this one!
From the publisher:
From the author of Lost Boy comes a beautiful historical fairy tale about a mermaid who leaves the sea, only to become the star attraction of history's greatest showman.
Once there was a mermaid called Amelia who could never be content in the sea, a mermaid who longed to know all the world and all its wonders, and so she came to live on land.
Once there was a man called P. T. Barnum, a man who longed to make his fortune by selling the wondrous and miraculous, and there is nothing more miraculous than a real mermaid.
Amelia agrees to play the mermaid for Barnum and walk among men in their world, believing she can leave anytime she likes. But Barnum has never given up a money-making scheme in his life, and he's determined to hold on to his mermaid.