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Mermaid School

"In a clamshell: delightful underwater adventure that will dolphinitely appeal to young readers! "

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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.

Andrea Reece

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A good book for anyone who likes mermaids.

This is a book about friends and enemies, with a message at the end.

I think this is a good book for anyone who is interested in mermaids. It was a good story. I liked the way the characters names all had something to do with the sea. I thought the main character Marnie was brave and I liked her naughty Aunt Christabel. I did think the story was a little bit like the Worst Witch books, but under the sea, which is great if you like Maude, which I do.... Read Full Review

Lily O’Dwyer

It puts an image in my head of a magical school under the sea, where mermaids and talking sea creatures swim.

Mermaid School is a wonderful book to read and it is illustrated with beautiful pictures of mermaids and sea creatures. The story is about a mermaid called Marnie who goes to mermaid school for the first time. She has an aunt who is a famous singer, but also was very naughty when she went to the school and Marnie is worried the other mermaids won’t like her because of this. She was right to be worried because the teachers expected her to be the same so she didn’t get treated the like normal mermaids.

I love this book because it puts an image in my head of a magical school under the sea, where mermaids and talking sea creatures swim. I like that the story is about friendship and is really good with a surprising ending.... Read Full Review

Alice Henderson

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.

Mermaid School by Lucy Courtenay is a charming new short chapter book which will appeal to fans of Rainbow Magic. Marnie Blue, our young mermaid heroine, is starting mermaid school and is full of worries, will she make a good impression, will she have to ride the terrifying sea horses but mainly what will everyone think when they find out her aunt is the famous singer and DJ Christabel Blue. Like all good school stories, there are scary teachers, a mean girl, adventures and lessons learnt about the importance of being true to oneself and the importance of good friends.

Mermaid School perhaps is a little formulaic but it is a formula that works very well for its target audience of girls around the age of eight. It is well written and the text is beautifully balanced out with well-chosen illustrations.... Read Full Review

Sarah Ormes