A young girl who is hearing impaired feels like she isn't part of the hearing community or the deaf community and is ashamed to have to use sign language. One day while rowing out to her friend who is a hermit who lives near a lighthouse she sees a mermaid.
When she is washed on shore she has no idea how to walk and she can't speak. Her gills are gone and now there is this girl trying to communicate with her using sounds, under the water all they use are signs. Will the girl who has problems hearing learn to accept who she is, and help the mermaid get back home?
For anyone though 5th grade and under will appreciate it the most, or anyone learning sign, or any child who is different. Sweet and wonderful this book is worth finding. This is a short fairytale book about friendship between a deaf girl and a mermaid. Jessthe "landgirl"is 12 years old and the book feels about right for readers around that age.
Don't confuse this with The Little Mermaid of Disney fameother than the idea of a mermaid who ends up on land, the two stories have little resemblance. This one is about friendship rather than romance, and learning the lesson of remembering that your actions have consequences for more than just yourself.
I don't know any hearingimpaired people very well myself, but it certainly seems to me that The Mermaid's Three Wisdoms did a good job of making Jess' struggles come alive. She spends much of her time alone, feeling like a misfit, and angry at her mother and the world at large. Her experience with the mermaid, whose inability to speak on land puts her in a similar situation, helps Jess to be more accepting of her abilities and limitations.
If you're looking for a book for a young reader, this is a fine choice. as a kid in late 80s and early 90s, there weren't a lot of mermaid stories available to me. for some reason mermaids didn't get the detailed treatment that fairies and elves and trolls and dragons got in fiction. they weren't a type of fantasy creature that might have an interesting culture or a specific biology. in my childhood, mermaids were still simply fables or symbols, never detailed fantasy beings.
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