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Is it a Mermaid?


FORMAT: Hardcover PRICE: £11.99 PAGES: 32 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 05/04/2018 ISBN: 9781910959121

Is it a Mermaid?

Candy Gourlay, illus by Francesca Chessa

Otter-Barry Books

When Benjie and Bel find a strange creature on a tropical beach they know it’s a dugong. But the dugong insists she is a beautiful mermaid and to prove it, she shows them her mermaid’s tail and sings them a mermaid song. The children aren't convinced but they play with their new friend all the same. When it's time for her to go back to sea, there is one surprise left - could she be a mermaid after all?

Selling points

  • Funny and charming story about self-perception and friendship
  • Fantasy and reality combine in an idyllic beach setting
  • Great story for reading aloud
  • Francesca Chessa’s tropical colours and engaging characters are a perfect match for this story
  • Includes information about dugongs – a species threatened with extinction – and their real links to mermaid mythology


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