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Mermaid School: The Clamshell Show

Written by Lucy Courtenay

Illustrated by Sheena Dempsey

Part of the Mermaid School Series

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Humorous Music School Stories

LoveReading View on Mermaid School: The Clamshell Show

In a clamshell: turtle-y charming undersea adventures starring Marnie the little mermaid

There are adventures galore in the second episode of this new series starring little mermaid Marnie and her friends and family. This time the action is all to do with the annual entertainment extravaganza that is the Clamshell Show. Marnie really wants the part of Queen Maretta, but so does her friend Orla, and nasty new mergirl, show-off Gilly Seaflower too. When the curtain finally goes up, there’s as much drama behind the scenes as on stage, and the sudden surprise appearance of a human!  Marnie and her friends are very appealing characters – naughty aunt Christabel is a hoot – and their underwater world very tempting.  Pretty illustrations by Sheena Dempsey add to the all-round charm. Young readers should dive in straightaway.

Fans of The Worst Witch will enjoy the lively stories in Mermaid School, and readers who like Marnie should get to know Lyla, star of Rebecca Patterson’s new Moon Girl series too.

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Mermaid School: The Clamshell Show Synopsis

Marnie Blue has settled into Lady Sealia Foam's Mermaid School and become best friends with Pearl and Orla. And now might be her chance to shine - the Clamshell Show is coming! Marnie and Orla are both auditioning for the star role, while Pearl (who is no great singer) is sticking to playing the rock tuba. But a new mermaid wins the role, and at rehearsal she's more trouble than a tiger shark with a toothache. What's more, Mermaid Lagoon has an unwelcome visitor dropping by. Will the show go on?

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ISBN: 9781783448388
Publication date: 07/05/2020
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783448388
Publication date: 7th May 2020
Author: Lucy Courtenay
Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, Humorous, Music, School Stories
Collections: Summer Reading 2020,

About Lucy Courtenay

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.

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