Nicholas Pipe

Nicholas Pipe This enthralling folktale by one of today s most popular and highly honored authors comes to life in paintings of remarkable power and beauty Nicholas Pipe a merman who through a magic spell can li

  • Title: Nicholas Pipe
  • Author: Robert D. San Souci David Shannon
  • ISBN: 9780803717640
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This enthralling folktale by one of today s most popular and highly honored authors comes to life in paintings of remarkable power and beauty Nicholas Pipe, a merman who, through a magic spell, can live on land, falls in love with Margaret, the daughter of a fisherman As their love blossoms, Nicholas and Margaret must defy her father, the jealous sea folk, and even the kThis enthralling folktale by one of today s most popular and highly honored authors comes to life in paintings of remarkable power and beauty Nicholas Pipe, a merman who, through a magic spell, can live on land, falls in love with Margaret, the daughter of a fisherman As their love blossoms, Nicholas and Margaret must defy her father, the jealous sea folk, and even the king himself Full color.

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    1. I've had this book in my library for 20 years and finally read it today. It is a fantastic folktale filled with stunning illustrations. A different take on the usual mermaid story. Recommended for grades 2 & up.

    2. NICHOLAS PIPE is a beautiful picture book about a merman, which is unique in and of itself. David Shannon's illustrations are spectacular. The book has a darker, more sophisticated flare and may not appeal to the youngest of children. It's more reminiscent of another picture book Shannon illustrated, THE ROUGH-FACED GIRL by Rafe Martin, another favorite of mine.The story centers around Nicholas Pipe, who is able to walk on land with two legs. He falls in love with a human, who is forbidden to as [...]

    3. I loved this book. I found it one day in the easy section of my public library. I loved the illustration of the pearl and rose on the dust jacket so I borrowed it.It is such a beautiful retelling of a 12th century story. I fell in love with the deep love of the girl for the merman and her absolute determination to get him back before it's too late. I loved it so much I bought a copy of it for myself.

    4. GREAT mer-MAN tale. W/the fabulous David Shannon as the illustrator. I picked this book up in a remainder box at my local Ralphs grocery store years ago and it's been a fave of mine for years (the kids tolerate it, just ok, being boys they're not into love stories).

    5. Wonderful children's book. I was happy when I added it to my collection. If you love mermaids/mermen, I can highly recommend it.

    6. I found this book to be fairly . . . blah. The illustrations at times looked disturbing, and the text, at its best, was to trite to make this picture book stand out.

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