Marnie Blue is so excited! She is going on a school trip to see the legendary palace of Queen Maretta with all her friends. But when Mum is too unwell to join the trip, Aunt Christabel agrees to come in her place, and she was offishially the naughtiest mermaid the school has ever known. Marnie expects mayhem. Will they board the whale-shark on time? Will everyone eat their packed lunches on the way there? And just who is sneaking around the palace causing all sorts of mischief?


Lucy Courtenay works in children's publishing and has contributed to a number of series for young readers including Beast Quest and Animal Ark, whilst more recently writing romance for young adults. When not writing, she enjoys singing, reading and travel.

Sheena Dempsey is a children's illustrator and picture book author from Cork. She has illustrated many books including Dave Pigeon written by Swapna Haddow (Faber & Faber, 2016) which was shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Book Award. Sheena now lives in London with her husband, Mick, and her retired racing greyhound, Sandy. She loves to write and draw characters that are bursting with fun, humour and mischief.


Filled with fabulous fishy fun, Mermaid School is perfect for fans of Unicorn Academy and Dork Diaries. With black-and-white illustrations throughout and accessible language, readers aged 5+ will love getting lost in this underwater world! The books all follow main character Marnie Blue as she becomes a student at Lady Sealia Foam’s Mermaid School. Over the course of the series, Marnie will learn how to come out of her shell, make friends, join the school show and sports day and even go on school trips. This is a marvellous series that explores first experiences while keeping little readers engaged with underwater magic! Lucy Courtenay is also the author behind the hit series Animal Antics.


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