Things under the sea have always been a mystery to humans. Mermaids are awesome and it’s not hard to see why we are so fascinated with them. 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. Injured in the process, she was taken to a nearby lake and was soon nursed back to health. 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, but many sightings were from quite a distance away and since they were mostly submerged in water only parts of their bodies were visible. A glimpse of a head, arm or tail just before it dives under the waves might have spawned at least 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.

Moon Mermaid recently swam in store for a very special storytime of her new book “Moon Mermaid and The Pirates”. Before returning back to the sea, Moon and the Pirates left behind a very special treasure. a copy of Moon’s new book autographed by Moon Mermaid and all of the pirates!! If you missed them on Saturday, now is YOUR chance to join in on the excitement. Learn all about Moon, the pirates and of course the true treasure which is friendship.

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We will allow 72 hours for entries so no excuse for letting this chance pass you by. The winner will be selected using random.org on Monday and will be notified by e-mail sometime on the following day. Comments are moderated and may take some time to appear. Please do not resubmit your comments — one will be plenty.

If you missed Moon this last Saturday, dont fret we still have a bunch of exciting events happening at your nearest Bookmans location. We will “sea” you soon and GOOD LUCK!