The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid by Abie Longstaff

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid

Written by Abie Longstaff
Illustrated by Lauren Beard
Part of the The Fairytale Hairdresser Series


The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid by Abie Longstaff

The little memaid is all in a lather - the Sea Witch has stolen her beautiful singing voice! The Fairytale Hairdresser will need all her hairdressing (and matchmaking) skills to tackle this terrible tangle and guarantee a happy ever after. This magical, fairytale adventure is awash with funny fairytale references to spot and favourite friends to find, with a sprinkling of glitz and glamour. The Fairytale Hairdresser: a modern girl in a fairytale world!

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Coral is a mermaid with a beautiful singing voice. But she longs to swap her tail for legs so she can be with Prince Marino. When the evil witch offers her the chance to do so, she jumps at it - but it is a trick. Luckily, Kittie Lacey, the best hairdresser in the land, hatches a plan to save the day. This is a fabulous fairy tale with a twist. -- Natasha Harding * The Sun * This lovely story is full of fairytale characters to spot - and the clever twists in the illustrations give even adults something to look out for. Lauren Beard's superb illustrations are full of detail - take your time over this book and share it with your child to get the very best out of it. A wonderful series -- V. W. * Parents in Touch *

About the Author

Abie Longstaff

Abie Longstaff grew up in Hong Kong and throughout her childhood her family travelled to various parts of the world. Before becoming an author, Abie was a barrister and still works part time at a charity. She has written The Fairytale Hairdresser series and The Pirate House Swap and The Mummy Shop. Abie lives in North London with her family.

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32 pages


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Picture Corgi an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

7th May 2015



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