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 Ocean calls : a haenyeo mermaid story
 Author: Cho, Tina

 Publisher:  Kokila (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [42] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 211952 ISBN: 9781984814869
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Grandparent-grandchild relationship -- Fiction
 Scuba divers -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction
 Koreans -- Fiction
 Cheju Island (Korea) -- Fiction
 Korea (South) -- Fiction
Family Life
Adventure Fiction

Price: $22.08

Dayeon wants to be just like her haenyeo grandma (a free diver off the coast of Jeju Island), but she's afraid of the water.

 Illustrator: Snow, Jess X.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.20
   Points: .5   Quiz: 509682

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (05/15/20)
 The Hornbook (00/07/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/15/2020 *Starred Review* This beautifully illustrated picture book is set on Jeju Island in South Korea, home of the haenyeo, legendary women divers who hunt for deep-sea delicacies. Young Dayeon wants to dive, just like Grandma, but is afraid of getting water up her nose or being eaten by some scary underwater creature. Grandma is patient, and just like her mother taught her, teaches Dayeon breath control and how to stay safe in the ocean as they gradually venture out farther and deeper. A sudden swarm of dolphins is a warning that hungry sharks are headed their way. Grandma and Dayeon swim as fast as they can, and are pulled up to safety by other haenyeo. Dayeon feels protected and at home, just like a mermaid surrounded by ocean treasures. Swirling blues and purples are juxtaposed against brilliant oranges and yellows, depicting rich vistas, and back matter explains the origins of the haenyeo and what their lives are like today. Use this sweet story about family tradition, trust, and confidence to support STEM units on weather and tides, sea life, and ecology (the haenyeo are model conservationists). This engaging story with its alluring illustrations also makes a wonderful choice for a read-aloud. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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