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The singing mermaid

The singing mermaid

Donaldson, Julia, author; Monks, Lydia, artist

A singing mermaid is tempted away from her home at Silversands to join the circus. The audiences love her but the poor mermaid, kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape?

Hardback, Book. English. Books for Babies. Board books. Children's stories. Stories in rhyme. Early Years. Picture Books.
Published London: Macmillan Children's Books, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks
ISBN: 1447285506, 9781447285502
Intended audience: Carries 'CE' logo. Preschool.
Note: Originally published: 2012.
Note: Board book.
Physical Description: 30 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 18 cm

Author note

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Sharing a Shell, the bestselling smash-hit What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Smarties Prize. Her collaborations with Julia Donaldson include The Singing Mermaid, the Princess Mirror-belle books, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, and the phenomenally successful What the Ladybird Heard. Lydia lives in Sheffield.

Reviews

[A] tip-top adventurous ballad which will hold its readers captive
Guardian||[...] a delightful rhyming adventure.
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