The Legend of Sea Glass

The Legend of Sea Glass Long long ago there was a time when men did not venture into the deep ocean waters It was believed that the world was flat and to sail beyond the horizon meant falling off the edge of the earth So ev

  • Title: The Legend of Sea Glass
  • Author: Trinka Hakes Noble Doris Ettlinger
  • ISBN: 9781634707794
  • Page: 444
  • Format: ebook
  • Long, long ago there was a time when men did not venture into the deep ocean waters It was believed that the world was flat and to sail beyond the horizon meant falling off the edge of the earth So even though they were drawn to and fascinated by the ocean, men feared it And as men lived their lives above the water, far beyond their view and in the ocean s deepest depthLong, long ago there was a time when men did not venture into the deep ocean waters It was believed that the world was flat and to sail beyond the horizon meant falling off the edge of the earth So even though they were drawn to and fascinated by the ocean, men feared it And as men lived their lives above the water, far beyond their view and in the ocean s deepest depths lived mysterious and magical sea creatures, half girl and half fish These shy, gentle creatures were called mermaids and much loved by the ocean And when men finally overcame their fear and ventured out to sea, risking disaster and even death, it was the mermaids who came to their rescue Written by award winning author Trinka Hakes Noble, this original legend explains the origin of sea glass, attributing it to the tears of mermaids, weeping for lives lost at sea.

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    1. A beautiful story that ignores the actual origin of sea glass and presents to the reader a more legendary start. Combining indirect bits of history and historical beliefs along with a bit of fantasy the reader will be dived into an emotional world of change that at the same time will beg them to remember those who gave their lives to extend the world past the known boundaries of the times. The story telling is easy to read and understand but due to the focus of the story I would suggest it for a [...]

    2. The illustrations are beautiful. Absolutely 5 stars. (though some of the proportions were off on the mermaids) The story itself was clever. I thought it could be cleaned up just a little bit. The wording seemed too advanced for preschool/early gradeschool. I would have preferred 2-3 more pages. Why is there SO MUCH sea glass? Have the mermaids cried that much? What about the mermaid who was too young to help? Could she have helped?

    3. The story of people discovering the ocean is not flat and venturing out and the mermaids that try to save them when they shipwreck. The mermaid tears from when they can't save them become turned into sea glass. Preschool or one on one for length.

    4. Mermaid fans will enjoy the story, but a careful reader may have a few questions. Apparently the mermaids were very happy and never cried until people figured out they could travel long distances by sea and needed saving during storms. "And just like the people of old, these pieces of sea glass are searched for, collected, and treasured by people today." is a bit awkward. I don't think it means the people of old are searched for, collected and treasured I had to read that a few times to sort it [...]

    5. The illustrations are beautifully done and I love the story behind how sea glass is made. A sweet fantasy story about mermaids and their tears. My daughter and I really enjoyed reading this one before nap. Added to my favorites!

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