Tales of the Sea – Time Travel Mart
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Tales of the Sea


Let this collection of seafaring folktales sweep you away with gorgeous illustrations and captivating stories.  

A secret path leads across the water to a dragon’s kingdom. A mermaid avenges the death of a human girl. A monstrous squid guards the most beautiful pearl in the world. This collection of traditional folktales captures the mysterious and magical power of the ocean. As you sail uncharted waters from Norway to New Zealand and Ghana to Korea, you’ll encounter underwater palaces, brave seafarers, and monsters of the deep. Each story is paired with luminous contemporary art. With creamy paper, a ribbon marker, and a cover adorned with shimmering foil, this handsome hardcover is truly a book to treasure.

POPULAR SERIES: The Tales series gives new life to traditional stories. Celebrating the richness of folklore around the world, and featuring the work of beloved contemporary illustrators, these books are beloved by adults and teens alike.

GORGEOUS SPECIAL EDITION: A mesmerizing full-page illustration brings each story alive, while creamy paper, a ribbon marker, and a foil-stamped cover offer a deluxe reading experience. This keepsake edition is perfect for gifting and display.

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY: Featuring stories from around the world, this collection honors the dazzling diversity of different folk traditions—as well as the common threads that weave them all together.

PERFECT FOR OCEAN LOVERS: From whales to giant squids, and from selkies to mermaids, there’s something here for anyone who feels the magic of the sea.

Perfect for:

  • Fans of fairy tales and folklore
  • Ocean lovers
  • Swimmers, divers, fishers, and beach combers
  • Illustration and art lovers
  • Adults and teens
  • Collectors of illustrated classics
  • Fans of the illustrator Maggie Chiang