Author(s): Lucy Courtenay
Staff notes: Mermaid School?! Need we say more? This is a heartwarming new chapter book series about Marnie Blue, a little mermaid who is starting school and is absolutely terrified. We all know that school is a wonderful place for curious minds, but at first it can be a pretty scary place. That’s exactly what Marnie Blue is dealing with: school blues. What if, for instance, she’s asked to ride a seahorse? And what if she doesn’t make any friends? This is a great junior series for the mermaid lovers out there that also tackles themes of starting school, anxiety, and bravery. And if they love the first one, there’s more!
It is Marnie Blue's very first day at Lady Sealia Foam's Mermaid School, and she's terrified. What if she can't make any new friends, or if she's asked to ride a seahorse? What's more, her famous diva aunt Christabel was a notorious rebel at the same school, and got up to all sorts of naughtiness. Marnie is soon branded a troublemaker by her grumpy octopus music teacher and wants nothing more than to clam up. But when a fellow pupil finds herself in danger, it's up to Marnie to show that daring runs in the family and swim to the rescue. Filled with fabulous fishy fun, Mermaid School is perfect for fans of Unicorn Academy and Dork Diaries!