The Mermaid in the Millpond - Signed by Lucy Strange
The Mermaid in the Millpond
Written by Lucy Strange
Illustrated by 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 ...
Read the 1st chapter HERE!
Information for Adults: Published by Barrington Stoke – excellent writing in slender volumes. This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
Author: Lucy Strange
Illustrator: Pam Smy
Imprint: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Pagination: 120 pages, Illustrations, 14 black and white illustrations
Classification: Children's, young adult & educational
Country of Publication: United Kingdom