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Mermaid and Pirate

By Tracey Baptiste

Illustrated by Leisl Adams

A mermaid and a pirate build a friendship through kindness, empathy, and shared adventure in this heartwarming picture book by New York Times bestselling author Tracey Baptiste, with bright, bold illustrations by Leisl Adams.
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Mermaid and Pirate cannot understand each other. They speak different languages and come from different worlds. But they’re quick to lend a hand, or a tail, when the sky grows stormy and waters get rough, and a friendship is born. Sometimes kindness and generosity speak louder than words.

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Review quotes
"Brimming with sweetness, the illustrations add a Disney aesthetic to this simple tale of the burgeoning bond between two very different friends...A winsome tale of unexpected friendship."
— Kirkus Reviews
“Created with a pleasing palette, the illustrations have an appealing, cartoonlike simplicity…well worded and concise, the text tells the story of a friendship overcoming obstacles.”
— Booklist
Product Details
Age range
3 - 7
Grade range
P - 2
Number of pages
Publication date
April 04, 2023