Project Description

Mermaid Cheryl Orsini Maggie Hutchings

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14 May 2019
RRP: $19.99
ISBN: 9781925870282
Hardback, 32 pages
275 x 240 mm
Picture Book
Ages 3-7

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by Maggie Hutchings, illustrated Cheryl Orsini

When a day at the beach reveals Lena’s secret worries, her smile goes away. Even ice cream doesn’t make it better! So Luka sets out to find something – or someone – to help . . .

From the author and illustrator team behind the much-loved Unicorn! comes a brand new adventure about friendship, the wonders of the sea and how the ocean can seem a little scary sometimes – until you go swimming with a mermaid.

About the Author

Mermaid! Maggie Hutchings Maggie is a counsellor, family-dispute mediator, writer and artist who spends her weekends covered in paint and scribbling lists that are never completed. She is a famously mad aunt, nanna and mother who talks to herself out loud and falls over a lot in the garden. Maggie writes stories with heart and soul for children and adults that encourage kindness, hope and resilience.

Maggie is the author or Unicorn! and Mermaid! published by Affirm Press.

About the Illustrator

Cheryl Orsini Cheryl Orsini taught herself to draw as a little girl. She grew a little taller, studied Visual Communications at UTS and finally, when she could grow no more, she started illustrating children’s books, magazines and decorating a great many peg dolls! Her books include Lucy’s Book, Caravan, The Fairy Dancers and Pom Pom, Where Are You?. Her work also regularly appears in magazines and exhibitions. Cheryl created the current exterior design and illustrations for Russ the Story Bus.