The Legend of Sea Glass

Written by Trinka Hakes Noble
Illustrated by Doris Ettlinger
Sleeping Bear Press, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-58536-611-8

Long, long ago there was a time when mankind 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.  Yet, they were drawn to the ocean.

Far below the ocean’s waters lived mysterious and magical sea creatures, half girl and half fish.  These shy, gentle creatures were called mermaids and were much loved by the ocean.  And when people finally overcame their fear and ventured out to sea, risking disaster and even death, it was the mermaids who came to their rescue.  This imaginative legend explains the origin of sea glass, that treasured, collectible gift from the sea.


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