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Yesterday We Saw Mermaids

Friesner, Esther M.

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ISBN 10: 0312853521 / ISBN 13: 9780312853525
Published by Tor Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992
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Title: Yesterday We Saw Mermaids

Publisher: Tor Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Pat Morrissey

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A boatload of nuns--fleeing the Spanish Inquisition in 1492--discovers a New World unlike any other and enters the kingdom of Prester John, only to be washed away with the rest of the mermaids they find there.

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YA-- Ana hadn't wanted to go to the convent, and once there, she certainly hadn't intended to sail from Spain with a strange crew on a voyage to the unknown in 1492. She finds herself aboard ship with a gypsy, a princess, a Jewess, assorted nuns, a priest, and even a genie in a jar. Ana has been appointed scribe for this weird and wonderful cruise by the genie, and describes her adventures as they occur, with a few trips back in time to explain how this motley crew was gathered--mostly by accident as it turns out. Their mission, apparently, is to arrive in the New World before the "man from Genoa" manages to ruin the indigenous population. This population is ruled over by Prester John and consists of assorted mythical and magical creatures, and really does seem to need help in facing the "real world." Slight in both size and content, this fantasy should attract reluctant readers and lovers of the magical. It is easy to read, and the characters are well drawn.
- Susan H. Woodcock, Potomac Library, Woodbridge, VA
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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