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Dive into Reading with Moon Mermaid And The Pirates

There are many legends about mermaids and even a few dozen historical claims of supposedly “real” mermaid sightings. Hundreds of years ago, sailors and residents in coastal towns around the world told of their encounters with sea-maidens. One particular story dating back to the early 1600s claimed that a mermaid had entered Holland through a dike. With an injury from the ordeal, the mermaid was brought to a nearby lake to recover.

Some researchers believe that sightings of human-size ocean animals such as manatees and dugongs might have inspired many merfolk legends. These animals have a flat tail and two flippers that resemble stubby arms — traits that may make them resemble merfolk. They don’t look exactly like typical mermaids or mermen, of course. Many sightings were from quite a distance away. Since the “mermaids” were mostly underwater, only parts of their bodies were in view. A glimpse of a head, arm, or tail may have spawned some mermaid reports. Hollywood has their own take on mermaid lore with such finery as Splash and Mako Mermaids However, we can assure you, real they are indeed…

Recently we were lucky enough to have met one. Her name is Moon Mermaid and her story is as mesmerizing as she is.

As her website states…

“She was born of the moon and the sea in the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Moon Mermaid first surfaced in 2003 when she began entertaining and performing for humans. Moon is the first swimming mermaid to be spotted in Arizona where she enjoys the warm weather. [She] travels frequently to California, Texas and Nevada.

You may have seen her swimming, basking in her mystical 28-foot mermaid lagoon or in her giant seashell at events such as The Phoenix Faerie Festival, Pyrate Daze, The Phoenix Zoo, Stingray Bay, Aquariums, Kids Fair, Talk Like A Pirate Day, at Talking Stick Resort, Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland, The Phoenix Comicon, Fan Fest, Club Maya, Wet Electric, Big Surf, Paradiso Festival in Washington, the Arizona Renaissance Festival, Two Rivers Renaissance Festival, Medieval Mayhem Renaissance Festival, countless charity events, children’s birthday parties, for celebrities and weddings. Moon not only offers her magical props and mermaid lagoon, she offers the largest traveling mermaid tank in the world at 40ft long and 5,000 gallons.”

Simply put, she is AMAZING!

Swimming in the ocean can become tiresome. She decided it was time to tell share stories and lessons she learned on both sea and land.  With the help of a fairy and swashbuckling pirates, Moon soon discovered the shiniest treasure of all was The Treasure of Friendship.  She has now just finished her 2nd book Moon Mermaid and The Pirates and will be swimming into our Mesa location on February 23rd at 2 PM ready to read for YOU!

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