The Singing Mermaid
- Author Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Lydia Monks
- Narrator Lauren Laverne
- Publisher Pan Macmillan
- Run Time 14 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Children’s / Teenage fiction: Fantasy, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Nature and animal stories, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Stories in verse, Children’s / Teenage general interest: Freshwater and marine mammals, Mythical and legendary beings, monsters and creatures, Picture storybooks.
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What to expect
A fantastic mermaid adventure, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime – or any time at all!
Tempted by the promise of fame and fortune, the Singing Mermaid joins a circus. The crowds love her, but the poor mermaid is kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of her ocean home.
The Singing Mermaid is a delightful tale from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse read by Lauren Laverne, this story is loved by children and parents alike.
Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, What the Ladybird Heard and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.
[A] tip-top adventurous ballad which will hold its readers captive.Guardian
A delightful rhyming adventure.Daily Mail