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In a clamshell: delightful underwater adventure that will dolphinitely appeal to young readers!
There are some excellent series for young readers at the moment: Amelia Fang, the Royal Rabbits of London, Isadora Moon, and now Mermaid School. Marnie Blue is worried about her first day at Mermaid School, for all the usual reasons: will she make friends? will the teachers be very strict? When she arrives, it seems her teachers expect her to take after her aunt Christabel, now a famous singer and DJ, who was a right terror! And for some reason, fellow first year Orla seems to have it in for Marnie too. It’s all a lot more interesting than the average primary school, and Orla’s story in particular involves Marnie in a very exciting adventure. Very nicely told, and the underwater world is enticing; young readers won’t be able to put this down.
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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. ]
Mermaid School is the first in an exciting new series written by Lucy Courtenay and illustrated by Sheena Dempsey, following the adventures of Marnie Blue and friends. Filled with fabulous fishy fun, this is the perfect oppor-tuna-ty for fans of Unicorn Academy, Malory Towers and Dork Diaries to find their new favourite series!
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
It puts an image in my head of a magical school under the sea, where mermaids and talking sea creatures swim. Full review
A lovely short-chapter reading book which is perfect for young readers who are ready to move into first chapter books. Great illustrations and a fun read. Bound to be a big hit with fans of Rainbow Magic. Full review
It was a really funny book I liked the pictures. I read it very quickly! Full review
I love the mermaid story! So fun and I couldn't stop reading! The story kept me reading. Full review
Mermaid school is a lovely book telling the tale of Marnie who has trouble starting at her new school. You will love this story if you like the Animal friend series. I cant wait to see if there will be another story! 5 out of 5. Full review
"Gorgeous illustrations, an inventive underwater world and a school-based story make this a perfect read for fans of the Worst Witch and Bad Mermaids." - WRD magazine
“I love it. My new favourite book!” Ava, age 8 1/2
“Brilliant! I couldn’t put it down” Harriet, age 8
|Publication date:||6th February 2020|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical, Humorous, School Stories|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
|Collections:||Let's Get Back to School!,|
|Other Categories:||If They Like...They'll Love|
Lucy Courtenay worked in publishing for many years before leaving to become a full-time writer. She has contributed to a number of young fiction series, including Beast Quest. When not writing, she enjoys singing, reading and travel.More About Lucy Courtenay