The Girl and the Mermaid (Hardcover)

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The Girl and the Mermaid (Hardcover)

By Hollie Hughes, Sarah Massini (Illustrator)


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From bestselling creators of The Girl and the Dinosaur comes a new picture book about the value of imagination and storytelling, and the love between a girl and her grandmother.

Alina lives in a lighthouse by the sea: a home filled with the warmth of Granny's magical stories.

But Alina is worried. Granny's memories and stories are starting to fade away, and she doesn't know how to bring them back. Then, one day, Alina meets a mermaid on the rocks near the lighthouse-and she's swept into a magical adventure deep under the sea. Can the mermaid help her find the stories, and can Alina help to keep the memories shining brightly?

This heartwarming picture book takes readers on a deep and fanciful journey to explore the importance of family, memory, imagination, and storytelling.

Hollie Hughes is the author of many books for children, including The Girl and the Dinosaur. She finds much of her work taking place in schools-as both as a visiting author, and a literacy consultant-and also runs writing workshops for children and adults. She lives in the United Kingdom with her family.
@holliejhughes (Twitter)

Sarah Massini studied graphic design and worked in corporate design and children's book design before settling down to pursue her life-long dream of illustrating books. She is also the illustrator of The Girl and the Dinosaur by Hollie Hughes, The Witchling's Wish by Lu Fraser and Kiss It Better by Smriti Prasadam-Halls. She lives in Sussex with her husband Peter, her son Mathew, and her mad terrier Tess.
@sarah_massini (Instagram)
@sarahmassini (Twitter)

Product Details ISBN: 9781547614349
ISBN-10: 154761434X
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Publication Date: June 18th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English

“A poignant testament to the power of story.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A beautiful reverie complete with fairies, unicorns, dinosaurs and possibilities.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review on THE GIRL AND THE DINOSAUR

“Lively and atmospheric.” —Kirkus Reviews on THE GIRL AND THE DINOSAUR

“Sweet rhymes make for a tranquil bedtime book, and the alluring watercolor-and-pencil illustrations create a warm world.” —Booklist on THE GIRL AND THE DINOSAUR

“The balance of adventure and whimsy expressed in text and watercolor collages creates a pleasing bedtime tale.” —School Library Journal on THE GIRL AND THE DINOSAUR