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Three original mermaid tales for children who are just beginning to learn how to read. Meet a scheming mermaid lurking to sabotage the Great Seahorse Race, a mermaid on a journey to the spooky Pirates' Graveyard and a mermaid who just loves to dance! Delicately illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini. Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University.

Book information

Age
5+
Key Stage
KS1 E
Lexile Measure
610L
Book Band
Purple
CEFR Level
B2
Accelerated Reader level
3.8 LY
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746080658
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Illustrator
Desideria Guicciardini

Author information

Russell Punter

Russell Punter was born in Bedfordshire, England. From an early age he enjoyed writing and illustrating his own stories. He later trained as a graphic designer at art college in West Sussex before entering publishing. Since then, he has written over fifty books for children, including original fiction in both picture book and young reader formats.

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“A collection of three stories, each of which gives a cheery insight into the lives of mermaids... These mermaids could be little girls anywhere the world over.”

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