Stardust
Linda Chapman, children's author
 

Not Quite a Mermaid

I grew up by the sea and I’ve always loved it.

The house where I was living had a back garden that ended in a cliff which led down to the beach. I used to stand at the edge and look out at the sea and imagine the merpeople living out there.

I wanted to be one of them so much and so I wrote about Electra who is! But she is ‘not quite’ a mermaid. She was born a human but was found by the merpeople when she was just a baby, she was in a small boat after a massive storm.

They gave her sea-powder to help her breathe underwater and she was adopted by a young adult mermaid called Maris. She doesn’t have a tail and that is not the only thing that makes Electra different fro the other mermaids, she is far more adventurous and always getting into trouble with her best friend, Splash, a dolphin. Together they face giant squid, sharks and shipwrecks.

Electra and Splash are two of my favourite characters so I hope you like them too!

(Age 5+)

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 cover - Not Quite a Mermaid: Mermaid Tricks  cover - Not Quite a Mermaid: Mermaid Wish