Goes A Mermaid-A Norfolk Tale
As seen in Southern Living Magazine! Fact and fantasy are woven together in this engaging new folktale of Norfolk Mermaids.
The Mermaids and Yellow Jack-A Norfolk Tale
As seen in Southern Living Magazine! Children's author Lisa Suhay has written a another tale that captures the imaginations of readers young and old.
On November 3rd and 4th, 2005 the Lower School of Norfolk Academy hosted Brian Pinkney, a Caldecott-winning author and illustrator from Brooklyn, NY. He spoke to all of our students and autographed copies of his books at an evening author signing. One of Pinkney’s most well-known picture books is Sukey and the Mermaid, a folktale from South Carolina. A 10’ Norfolk mermaid greeted Mr. Pinkney as he arrived on campus. The mermaid was given to the school by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Decker. Local artist, Georgia Mason, was commissioned to paint the mermaid. Each Lower School student and faculty member had a hand in her decoration by “scratching” a scale from scratchboard paper which was applied to the mermaid’s tail. Mr. Pinkney is noted for his scratchboard artistic technique. The mermaid is aptly named Sukey’s Mermaid. She is located on the Norfolk Academy campus in front of the Bulldog Bookstore.
Most of the students in the Lower School joined in honoring Brian Pinkney by decorating their own mermaid. Each student was given two sheets of white paper cut in the mermaid shape. As you can see they decorated their mermaids in many different ways with many different things including sequins, shells, flowers, jewels, and glitter. Each one is a work of art. We proudly share many of them with you on this website. We hope you enjoy our school of mermaids.