The Mermaid Moon

By Briony May Smith

Once, there were two best friends. One was from the sea, a mermaid named Merrin, and one was from the land, a human named Molly.

Merrin has never been to Molly’s house; how can she visit when she is a mermaid, and has to stay underwater? But then comes the night of the Mermaid Moon, when sea creatures can fly through the air! And this year, Merrin is finally old enough to join in. Together, she and Molly visit the Mermaid Moon festival, eat ice cream, and ride on a swing in Molly’s garden. But trouble arises when it is time for Merrin to leave. If she doesn’t get back home before the moon sets, the Mermaid Moon magic will disappear from the earth forever... In this magical picture book perfect for all young mermaid lovers, two best friends – one who lives on land, the other in the water – share an exciting adventure on the night of the Mermaid Moon: the one time each year mermaids can leave the sea.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529509625
  • Published: 01 Jun 2023
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 279 x 229 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'The magic of the story is captivating […] Briony May Smith’s illustrations conjure the fishing village beautifully, above and below the water. An enchanting tale for children.' Juno

'This gorgeous book is brimming with magic! It is beautifully illustrated, capturing the wonder of Merrin’s watery world in shades of bluey-green and silver, while Molly’s life in a little fishing village is shown in shades of golden yellows and warm browns.' Nursery World

'Merrin and Molly are charming characters, their story is enchanting, the illustrations atmospheric and expressive. It is a beautiful book.' Armadillo Magazine

'Briony’s modern fairytale wherein friendship is key, will appeal specially to thoughtful readers and listeners who enjoy a touch of magic, which is something that her illustrations in particular are imbued with.' Red Reading Hub

'The illustrations, in deep blues and a silvery glow, are absolutely enchanting. This is a story to be read again and again, spotting new details each time.' Scope for Imagination

'A good-natured, generously illustrated picture book with colours that burst off the page.' The Letterpress Project

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