Early Readers

The Woodcutters and the Mermaid

by Samuel Valentino

The Early Readers’ Fairy Tale Collection is a collection of classic tales brought to life by author Samuel Valentino and Brattle Publishing Group. The Woodcutters and the Mermaid and two other tales are wrapped around valuable moral lessons. In this delightful story, we meet the woodcutters, Gavin and Bo, who are helped by a generous mermaid and learn about the consequences of being greedy. Samuel Valentino presents a lesson on greed in this brightly illustrated 28-page, full-color picture book.

Where to Buy

Suggested Retail Price: $8.99
Distributor: Ingram Wholesale


“Cute. Fun. Engaging! The Woodcutters and the Mermaid has wonderful illustrations that my daughters love! As a parent, Sam Valentino’s story allowed me to teach my kids about the reasons we should not lie. Highly recommend!”

Dallas W.

About Samuel Valentino

Sam Valentino has a love for telling children’s tales. For over 10 years, he has been creating his own unique books as personalized gifts to each of his children. These books have been his inspiration to create fairy tales—which he also beautifully illustrates.

Sam has been writing and illustrating for as long as he can remember. From his early crayon beginnings, Sam has moved on to almost all media. From sketching storyboards and animated commercials to painting murals in childcare centers, Sam has tried it all. A lifelong writer and reader, book illustration remains one of his most enjoyable art endeavors.

Sam lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, who is a wonderful graphic designer and just plain wonderful in general. They have three children, all of whom like drawing. Unlike their father, however, they are also musically talented!

Sam is also the illustrator of the award-winning Brattle titles, The Last Akaway and The Rock of Sarraka. Sam is also the illustrator of Brattle’s 1 For All by Sean McCollum.