One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular--and notoriously reclusive--author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens.
A behind-the-scenes glimpse at SAILOR TWAIN, OR THE MERMAID IN THE HUDSON. Author/Illustrator Mark Siegel discusses his historical and personal inspiration for his new graphic novel.
Mark Siegel shows his drawing process for Sailor Twain, drawing Captain Twain and the mermaid in charcoal.
"Siegel’s illustrations underscore the multiple themes of deceit and deception: softly blurred charcoal riverscapes transform the Hudson into a proving ground for dark magic, and the doe-eyed characters are nowhere near as innocent as they look. You’re never too old for a well-told fairy tale." -- BCCB
"Absolutely not to be missed." -- Booklist, starred reivew
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