The Mermaid in the Millpond

by Lucy Strange

On Sale: 01/06/2022

The Mermaid in the Millpond

by Lucy Strange

illustrated by Pam Smy

On Sale: 01/06/2022

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About the Book

History and myth entwine in this atmospheric tale of freedom and friendship from bestselling author Lucy Strange and acclaimed illustrator Pam Smy.

History and myth entwine in this atmospheric tale of freedom and friendship from bestselling author Lucy Strange and acclaimed illustrator Pam Smy.

Bess has left the London workhouse behind for a job at a rural cotton mill. But life at the mill is hard and cruel – a far cry from the fresh start Bess hoped for. The only way to survive is to escape, but the mill is like a prison with no way out.

Meanwhile, rumours are spreading about a vicious creature that lurks in the millpond. Bess is sure it’s all nonsense, until one night she sees something stir in the murky water.

But is it really a monster that lives in the depths of the pond? Or a creature trapped and alone, just like Bess, desperate to escape …

Critical Praise

<p>"A slight but poignant novella … We need a follow-up" – <em>The Times</em> Children's Book of the Week</p><p>"Evocative and eerie … Another bite-size delight from Barrington Stoke" – Karen McCombie</p><p>"A gripping story of courage, kindness and friendship full of supernatural overtones and with a convincing Industrial Revolution setting" – Books for Keeps</p><p>"[An] evocative slice of historical drama … a book that transports us from our world to an almost timeless zone of wonder in amongst the darkness" – The Bookbag</p><p>"Top class storytelling in short form" – Ipswich Children's Book Group</p> -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781800901117
  • ISBN 10: 1800901119
  • Imprint: Barrington Stoke
  • On Sale: 01/06/2022
  • Pages: 88
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Mermaids
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Europe
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Monsters

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