Lily the Pond Mermaid

By Lucy Fleming

From the creator of Ella’s Night Lights comes a new tiny heroine – Lily, the pond mermaid, in a story about friendship, community and dealing with childhood worries and anxieties.

Ponds are lush green places, full of busy life. And some ponds, if you look hard enough, even have a secret: pond mermaids. Just like Lily. In her beloved pond home, is her whole world – all her dragonfly, damselfly, butterfly, snail, frog and fish friends. But ponds are vulnerable places and Lily worries about keeping everyone safe … and her worry grows and grows. When a storm hits the pond and everything becomes covered in a tangle of storm debris, Lily becomes overwhelmed. But then she finds, bubbling up inside, a little flicker of courage to reach out, talk about her worries and ... ask for help.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529504477
  • Published: 05 Oct 2023
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 235 x 270 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'Vibrantly illustrated with lots of realistic detail, this sweet story of camaraderie and finding your inner courage offers an important life lesson to young children.' Books for Keeps

'Lucy Fleming’s story shows the power of camaraderie and of finding your inner strength to reveal how you feel to your friends.' Red Reading Hub

'Lucy Fleming’s storytelling and artwork come together to create a captivating picture book filled with love, light, and the unique magic of mermaids. Lily the Pond Mermaid is a story that celebrates the wonders of nature and the importance of seeking support and assistance when needed.' Preneur World

'A magical mermaid story with a touching about caring for our natural world and our friends.' Armadillo Magazine

'We enjoyed reading this picture book with its overriding message about caring for one another. The lush and detailed illustrations provided lots of talking points… I strongly recommend this unusual addition to the Mermaid genre of books.' Letterpress Project

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