The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story

author: Tina Cho; illustrator: Jess X. Snow

THE OCEAN CALLS: A HAENYEO MERMAID STORY features the free diving grandmas (Haenyeo) in the Korean province of Jeju whose livelihood consists of harvesting sea life from the ocean. This book is about a Korean girl and her Haenyeo grandmother. It’s a beautiful story about intergenerational bonds, finding courage in the face of fear, and connecting with our natural world.

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