My Cousin's Mermaid: A Story from Poland (Hardcover)

My Cousin's Mermaid: A Story from Poland By Anna Staniszewski, Ewa Poklewska-Koziello (Illustrator) Cover Image
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"A heartwarming and necessary story about building family connections across cultural divides . . . A worthy purchase for any children's collection, especially those serving immigrant populations." - School Library Journal On a trip to visit her cousin in Poland, a child initially struggles with not feeling "Polish enough." She finds it hard to understand her aunt's quick Polish speech and feels embarrassed at her own attempts to speak Polish. When she and her cousin discover their shared love of fairy tales, though, they bond instantly and set off together on an adventure across the city of Warsaw to find Syrenka Warszawska (the Mermaid of Warsaw). Endnotes include Polish words and pronunciations, as well as information about Polish history, Polish fairy tales and Warsaw landmarks.

About the Author

Born in Poland and raised in the United States, Anna Staniszewski grew up loving stories in both Polish and English. She was a Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library and a winner of the Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. Currently, Anna lives south of Boston, Massachusetts with her family and teaches courses on writing and children's literature. She is the author of over twenty books for young readers, including the novels Clique Here and The Wonder of Wildflowers; the picture books Dogosaurus Rex and Beast in Show; and the Once Upon a Fairy Tale chapter book series. Ewa Poklewska-Koziello was born in Gdańsk, but currently she lives in Sopot, Poland. She studied architecture at the Technical University of Gdansk, where she found she was much more attracted to the decorative details of her architectural plans than to the technical aspects of them. This realization led her to become an illustrator. Today, she has published several dozen books, coursebooks and children magazines, and has participated in many exhibitions of illustrations. She has been nominated for the IBBY prize several times. Her artwork combines traditional and digital techniques: she begins by hand painting using gouaches, acrylics and crayons on paper and then incorporates further details on the computer.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798888590041
Publisher: Barefoot Books
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English